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2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan & the Sustainable Communities Strategy

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For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

AMBAG is the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) for the Monterey Bay Area. As the MPO, AMBAG is required to produce certain documents that maintain the region's eligibility for federal transportation assistance which include the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). AMBAG coordinates the development of the MTP with Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (San Benito County Council of Governments, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County), transit providers (San Benito County Local Transit Authority, Monterey-Salinas Transit, and Santa Cruz METRO), the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD), state and federal governments, and organizations having interest in or responsibility for transportation planning and programming. AMBAG also coordinates transportation planning and programming activities with the three counties and 18 local jurisdictions within the tri-county Monterey Bay Region.

AMBAG is developing the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS). The 2050 MTP/SCS is scheduled for adoption in June 2026. Federal and state law requires that AMBAG prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years. 

Notice of Preparation for the 2050 MTP/SCS Environmental Impact Report

AMBAG, as the lead agency in partnership with the Council of San Benito County Governments (SBtCOG), the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) has released the Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS) and county level Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) for a public comment period ending on March 1, 2024. Please submit comments no later than March 1, 2024 to Heather Adamson at AMBAG, 24580 Silver Cloud Court, Monterey, CA 93940 or to hadamson@ambag.org.

AMBAG will host two virtual EIR scoping meetings/public workshops, each providing the same information. The purpose of the meetings is to inform the public of the 2050 MTP/SCS EIR and solicit input on the scope and content of the environmental analysis and alternatives. The date, time, and login information for the virtual meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zBizO6gxS5WJztQlNUQb7Q (Webinar ID: 890 1881 8507; passcode: 516676)

Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6DzlGH3AQ1SPuhJzO9fGgw (Webinar ID: 861 8365 3590; passcode: 375373)

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