TAMC Board Highlights

August 26, 2020

TAMC Board Receives Revised Measure X Revenue Forecasts  

The Transportation Agency Board of Directors learned that using an initial conservative estimate of $20 million to estimate Measure X annual revenues proved to be wise decision during a staff presentation on the revised revenue forecast.  Actual Measure X revenues that were as high as $30.5 million in fiscal year 2018/19 fell to $23.5 million in fiscal year 2019/20 due to the impacts of COVID-19.  The most recent forecast for the next three years estimates revenues will bounce back to between $26.7 million to $27.4 million annually.

This projection combined with the Board’s decision to continue programming Measure X funds to match the initial estimate of $20 million per year, still provides full funding for near-term Measure X projects as programmed in the 2019 Integrated Funding Plan.

These priority projects include the Imjin Road Widening project, which uses $17 million of Measure X funds as match to a $19 million SB1 Local Partnership Program grant, the Highway 218 Segment of the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway, which uses $1.0 million of Measure X funds as a match to a $9.2 million Active Transportation Program grant, and the State Route 156 / Castroville Boulevard project, pending receipt of $20 million of grant funds with $2.5 million of Measure X as match.

Measure X Sales Tax Projections
Measure X Cash Flow – August 2020 Revision

TAMC Board Approves Competitive Grand Funding for Local Projects  

The TAMC Board of Directors approved nearly $11.39 million for a three-year competitive grants program to fund local transportation projects.  The resolution follow’s the Board’s decision to fund allocations for a new round of competitive funds in March.

The approval of the resolution will fund the following projects through the competitive grant program for fiscal years 2020/21 through 2022/23:

  • Salinas – Boronda Road Congestion Relief Project – $4,000,000
  • Salinas – Bardin Road Safe Routes to School – $1,800,000
  • King City – Complete Streets Downtown Streetscape – $950,000
  • Monterey – Traffic System, Pedestrian/Bike Upgrades – $1,680,000
  • Salinas – Pedestrian Crossing Enhancements – $545,000
  • Pacific Grove – Point Pinos Trail Project – $382,000
  • Greenfield – Walnut Avenue Pedestrian/Bike Improvements – $590,000
  • Seaside – Broadway Avenue Corridor Improvements – $600,000

CSUMB Student Appointed to the Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee

The TAMC Board of Director appointed Cal State University, Monterey Bay student, Natalie Olivas to serve as the alternate youth representative on the Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee. Her appointment fills a long-standing vacancy on the committee that has existed since members were appointed by the TAMC Board in 2017.

Members of the Citizens Oversight Committee represent a diverse range of community interests to assure that a broad range of geographic and stakeholder interests on represented on the committee. Their duty is to ensure that Measure X funds are spent according to the terms of the Measure X Transportation Safety & Investment Plan. Youth representation on the committee is one of the additional appointments the Board deemed to be important to assure that a broad range of geographic and stakeholders’ interests are represented.

The Plan, approved by voters in November 2016, is anticipated to generate an estimated $600 million over 30 years for transportation projects & programs in Monterey County.