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Public Notice of Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) FFY21-24

Effective: Nov 11 - Dec 11 2020

Notice of Public Review, Comments and Hearing

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.

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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 link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6923908804746486032

 Quarterly Service Changes

Winter Service (Dec 10, 2020 - Mar 3, 2021)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Weekdays: The 5:55am, 9:45am, 3:39pm, and 7:35pm trips from Santa Cruz Metro Center to San Jose Diridon will not operate. The 7:10am, 11:00am, 5:15pm, and 8:45pm trips from San Jose Diridon to Santa Cruz Metro Center will not operate.

Weekends: The 7:40am and 4:22pm trips from Santa Cruz Metro Center to San Jose Diridon will not operate. The 8:45am and 5:45pm trips from San Jose Diridon to Santa Cruz Metro Center will not operate.

Route 20 – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: The 10:15pm trip will not operate.

Weekends: A 10:20am trip will be added. The 8:20pm trip will not operate.

Route 3 – Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekdays / Weekends: Route suspended.

Route 35 – Santa Cruz / San Lorenzo Valley

See Route Schedule: 35     See Route Map: 35

Weekdays: The 5:35am trip will not operate.

Route 40 – Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40     See Route Map: 40

Weekdays: Route suspended. Route 42 provides alternative service.

Route 41 – Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 41     See Route Map: 41

Weekdays: Route suspended. Route 42 provides alternative service.

Route 42 – Davenport / Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 42     See Route Map: 42

Weekdays: The 8:30pm trip will not operate. A 7:50am trip has been added to replace suspended Route 40 and Route 41 trips.

Route 55 – Rio Del Mar

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Weekdays: Will operate three trips, at 8:30am, 12:30pm, and 4:30pm. Service to Clubhouse Drive and Via Pacifica is suspended.

Route 66 – Live Oak via 17th

See Route Schedule: 66     See Route Map: 66

Weekdays: The 10:00pm trip from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Capitola Mall will not operate. The 9:10pm and 10:40pm trips from Capitola Mall to Santa Cruz Metro Center will not operate.

Weekends: The 8:45am trip from Santa Cruz Metro Center to Capitola Mall will not operate.

Route 69W – Capitola Rd / Cabrillo / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 69W     See Route Map: 69W

Weekdays: On the 9:50pm trip from Watsonville to Santa Cruz, timepoints starting at Cabrillo College have been adjusted 5 to 10 minutes earlier.

Route 74S – PVHS / Watsonville Hospital

See Route Schedule: 74S     See Route Map: 74S

Weekdays: Will operate one trip per day, at 3:05pm.

Route 79 – East Lake / Crestview

See Route Schedule: 79     See Route Map: 79

Weekdays: Will operate every two hours from 8:25am – 4:25pm.

Fall Service (Sep 3, 2020 - Dec 9, 2020)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Weekdays: 17 northbound trips from Santa Cruz Metro Center to San Jose Diridon Station, from 5:20am –8:35pm. Trips also serve Scotts Valley with the exception of 5:55am, 9:45am, and 12:45pm. 17 southbound trips from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center, from 6:40am – 9:45pm. Trips also serve Scotts Valley with the exception of 6:40am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 5:15pm.
Weekends: 15 northbound trips from Santa Cruz Metro Center to San Jose Diridon Station, from 7:00am – 8:43pm. Trips also serve Scotts Valley with the exception of 7:40am, 10:30am, 12:10pm, 2:22pm, and 5:23pm. 15 southbound trips from San Jose Diridon Station to Santa Cruz Metro Center, from 8:15am – 10:10pm. Trips also serve Scotts Valley with the exception of 8:45am, 11:30am, 1:25pm, 4:15pm, and 5:45pm.

Route 3 – Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekdays: Four trips departing at 7:32am, 9:32am,3:32pm, and 5:32pm, and the full Route including the Beach St / 2nd St loop.
Weekends: Five trips, departing every two hours from9:50am – 5:50pm, and the full Route including the Beach St / 2nd St loop.

Route 4 – Harvey West / Emeline

See Route Schedule: 04     See Route Map: 04

Weekdays: Full schedule: 11 trips from 7:25am – 5:00pm.

Route 10 – UCSC via High

See Route Schedule: 10     See Route Map: 10

Weekdays: Hourly from 7:45am – 6:45pm.
Weekends: Hourly from 9:50am – 4:50pm.

Route 16 – UCSC via Laurel East

See Route Schedule: 16     See Route Map: 16

Weekdays: Hourly from 6:30am – 9:30pm.
Weekends: Hourly from 8:10am – 11:07pm.

Route 19 – UCSC via Lower Bay

See Route Schedule: 19     See Route Map: 19

Weekdays: Hourly from 7:00am – 8:00pm.
Weekends: Hourly from 10:00am – 7:00pm.

Route 20 – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: Hourly from 7:15am – 10:15pm.
Weekends: Hourly from 11:20am – 8:20pm.

Route 35 – Santa Cruz / San Lorenzo Valley

See Route Schedule: 35     See Route Map: 35

Weekdays: Full schedule: 33 trips from 5:35am – 10:33pm.
Weekends: Full schedule: 14 trips from 8:32am – 10:05pm.

Route 35A – Santa Cruz to Scotts Valley Drive/ San Lorenzo Valley

See Route Schedule: 35A     See Route Map: 35A

Weekdays: Full schedule: 30 trips from 6:30am – 11:00pm.
Weekends: Full schedule: 15 trips from 7:30am – 10:30pm.

Route 40 – Davenport / North Coast Beaches

See Route Schedule: 40     See Route Map: 40

Weekdays: Two roundtrips, at 6:55am and 8:10am.

Route 41 – Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 41     See Route Map: 41

Weekdays: Two roundtrips, at 5:50am and 8:00am.

Route 42 – Davenport / Bonny Doon

See Route Schedule: 42     See Route Map: 42

Weekdays: Three trips, at 3:30pm, 5:30pm, and 8:30pm.
Weekends: Two trips, at 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Route 55 – Rio Del Mar

See Route Schedule: 55     See Route Map: 55

Weekdays: Six trips from 8:30am – 5:30pm; four of the six trips serve Via Pacifica.
Weekends: Two trips, at 8:30am and 1:30pm.

Route 66 – Live Oak via 17th

See Route Schedule: 66     See Route Map: 66

Weekdays: Full schedule of 15 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 6:45am – 10:00pm and 16 trips from Capitola Mall from 5:55am – 10:40pm.
Weekends: Full schedule of 12 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 7:45am – 9:00pm and 13 trips from Capitola Mall from 9:00am – 9:40pm.

Route 68 – Live Oak via Broadway / Portola

See Route Schedule: 68     See Route Map: 68

Weekdays: Full schedule of 12 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 7:15am – 6:15pm and 13 trips from Capitola Mall from 6:30am – 6:30pm.
Weekends: Full schedule of 6 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 11:15am – 4:15pm and 6 trips from Capitola Mall from 11:30am – 4:30pm.

Route 69A – Capitola Rd / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 69A     See Route Map: 69A

Weekdays: Full schedule: 12 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 7:07am – 6:00pm and 12 trips from Watsonville Transit Center from 6:20am – 5:20pm.
Weekends: Full schedule: 12 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 8:07am – 7:00pm and 11 trips from Watsonville Transit Center from 8:20am – 6:20pm.

Route 69W – Capitola Rd / Cabrillo / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 69W     See Route Map: 69W

Weekdays: Full schedule: 15 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 6:37am – 8:37pm and 16 trips from Watsonville Transit Center 6:45am – 9:50pm.
Weekends: Full schedule: 11 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 8:37am – 6:30pm and 12 trips from Watsonville Transit Center from 7:50am – 6:50pm.

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays: Full schedule: 32 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 6:45am – 11:45pm and 33 trips from Watsonville Transit Center from 5:34am – 11:15pm. The Union & Beach stop near Cabrillo College Watsonville Center is not being served.
Weekends: Full schedule: 26 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center from 7:15am – 11:45pm and 24 trips from Watsonville Transit Center from 6:10am – 8:10pm.

Route 72 – Hospital / Pinto Lake

See Route Schedule: 72     See Route Map: 72

Weekdays: Full schedule: 12 trips from 6:45am – 5:45pm.

Route 72W – Corralitos Weekend

See Route Schedule: 72W     See Route Map: 72W

Weekends: Full schedule: five trips, from 9:25am – 5:25pm.

Route 74S – PVHS / Watsonville Hospital

See Route Schedule: 74S     See Route Map: 74S

Weekdays: Two trips, at 7:00am and 3:05pm.

Route 75 – Green Valley

See Route Schedule: 75     See Route Map: 75

Weekdays: Full schedule: 14 trips from 5:15am – 6:15pm.
Weekends: Full schedule: 11 trips from 6:05am – 5:45pm.

Route 79 – East Lake / Crestview

See Route Schedule: 79     See Route Map: 79

Weekdays: Full schedule: 11 trips from 7:25am – 5:25pm.
Weekends: Three trips, at 8:30am, 12:30pm, and 4:30pm.

Route 91X – Santa Cruz / Watsonville Commuter Express

Weekdays: 10 trips departing from Santa Cruz Metro Center, starting at 6:55am, then hourly from 7:25am – 3:25pm. 11 trips departing from Watsonville Transit Center, from 5:57am – 4:30pm with a frequency of 60 – 70 minutes.

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