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Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program

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The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) invites the public to comment on the Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP): FFY 2020-21 to 2023-24.

The Draft Monterey Bay MTIP: FFY 2020-21 to 2023-24 is the region’s short range transportation programming document that contains transportation improvement projects including public mass transit, highway, bridge, local road, bicycle and pedestrian projects proposed for funding based on anticipated available federal, state and local funding over the next four years (FFY 2020-21 to 2023-24). All projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally significant need to be included in the MTIP. The MTIP must be financially constrained and must be updated at least every four years. The MTIP must be consistent with AMBAG’s 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the tri-county (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties) Metropolitan Planning Region.

The public review and comments period for the Draft Monterey Bay MTIP: FFY 2020-21 to 2023-24 starts on November 12, 2020 and ends on December 11, 2020. The Draft MTIP: FFY 2020-21 to 2023-24 is available here https://ambag.org/program/metropolitan-transportation-improvement-program-mtip with links from the following websites:

1. Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments: www.ambag.org 

2. Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission: www.sccrtc.org

3. Transportation Agency for Monterey County: www.tamcmonterey.org 

4. Council of San Benito County Governments: www.sanbenitocog.org

5. Monterey-Salinas Transit: www.mst.org

6. Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District: www.scmtd.com

Written comments may be submitted to Sasha Tepedelenova, AMBAG Office at: 24580 Silver Cloud Court, Monterey, CA 93940, faxed at 831-883-3755 or e-mail to stepe@ambag.org. Written comments must be received at AMBAG no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the MTIP development process will also satisfy the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements.

A public hearing to receive public testimony on this document is set for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 no sooner than 6:00 p.m. (PDT) during the AMBAG Board of Directors meeting.

The AMBAG Board of Directors meeting will NOT be held at the Marina Library, Community Room, 190 Seaside Circle, Marina, CA 93933 as originally scheduled in light of Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency declaration regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20 and the shelter in place directive. The meeting will be conducted via GoToWebinar. The AMBAG Board of Directors will participate in the meeting from individual remote locations. 

Members of the public will need to attend the meeting remotely via GoToWebinar.

Persons who wish to address the AMBAG Board of Directors on an item to be considered at this meeting are asked to submit comments in writing at info@ambag.org by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  The subject line should read “Public Comment for the November 18, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting”.  The agency clerk will read up to 3 minutes of any public comment submitted.      

To participate via GoToWebinar, please register for the November 18, 2020 AMBAG Board of Directors meeting using the following linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6923908804746486032