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Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021

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TAMC Makes Progress On Project To Increase Passenger Rail Service—San Francisco Bay Area to Salinas

A Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Will Celebrate the Completion of Package I of the Monterey County Rail Extension Project, Friday, January 15

Salinas, CA, January 2021—The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) invites the community to attend a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the improvements at the Intermodal Transportation Center in Salinas. TAMC Executive Director Debbie Hale joined by several elected officials will present to the community the completion of Package 1 of the Monterey County Rail Extension Package 1.

Monterey County Rail Extension Project-Package 1 Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Friday, January 15th  |  12:00pm - 12:30pm


Master of Ceremonies

Debbie Hale, Executive Director, TAMC

Pre-Recorded Event Speakers

Anna Caballero, Senator, State of California

Live Event Speakers

•   Luis Alejo, Supervisor, County of Monterey (TAMC Chair)

•   Kimbley Craig, Mayor, City of Salinas

•   Mike LeBarre, Mayor, King City (TAMC Rail Policy Committee Chair)

•   Dave Potter, Mayor, Carmel-by-the-Sea (TAMC Rail Policy Committee Vice-Chair and Coast Rail Coordinating Council Chair)

Please join us or view later. The livestream will be available from the TAMC Facebook page. The on-demand video will also be available from the TAMC Facebook page following the live event.

As part of the Monterey County Rail Extension Kick Start Project, TAMC has constructed improvements at the Salinas train station. Also known as the Intermodal Transportation Center, the site is in downtown Salinas on State Route 183 (Market Street), a walkable distance to the Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) bus center and the main employment areas of downtown Salinas. To date, the improvements include a new direct access point to downtown Salinas with the extension of Lincoln Avenue across Market Street, a five-bay bus transfer area, bike lanes and bike lockers, safe pedestrian crossings and sidewalks, and commuter parking.

Once complete, the entire project will increase passenger rail service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Salinas, helping Monterey Couty to move forward with a vision of regional connectedness by rail. Learn about the future construction packages and the significant benefits to Monterey County by visiting