MST SURF! Busway and Bus Rapid Transit Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Document Title
MST SURF! Busway and Bus Rapid Transit Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Monterey-Salinas Transit
Present Land Use
Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Monterey Branch Line Rail Corridor

Document Description
The project intends to reduce inter-regional commute traffic on Highway 1, expand the region’s alternative transportation options, improve overall mobility for residents and visitors, reduce mobile source and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide connectivity to commercial, education medical land uses, as well as regional bicycle and pedestrian trail systems. The project would upgrade existing intersection traffic and safety controls, as well as bicycle and pedestrian path improvements; construct busway lanes and necessary improvements within the TAMC Monterey Branch Line right-of-way; construct a new transit station and other amenities on MST property near 5th Street east of Highway 1; construct a new roundabout in the public right of way at California Avenue and Highway 1 southbound ramp in Sand City; and construction a stop/station at Playa Avenue in Sand City.

Contact Information
Michelle Overmeyer
Monterey-Salinas Transit
19 Upper Ragsdale, Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone : (831) 264-5877


Marina Monterey Sand City Seaside
TAMC Monterey Branch Line Rail
Other Information
The project would be located in the cities of Marina, Seaside, and Sand City, running parallel to Highway 1 and Fort Ord Dunes State Park

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation Transportation:Local Road Transportation:Rail
Local Action
Site Plan Coastal Permit Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4


Environmental Document
State Comments
2020080199_CDFW Comment   PDF 220 K 2020080199_NAHC Comment   PDF 318 K

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