2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and 2050 Regional Transportation Plans for San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties

Summary

SCH Number
2024010524
Lead Agency
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG)
Document Title
2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and 2050 Regional Transportation Plans for San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
encompasses San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties
Document Description
As the metropolitan planning organization for the tri-county region of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) is charged with developing a 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS). The 2050 MTP/SCS is both a metropolitan long-range transportation plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy for Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. The Council of San Benito County Governments (SBtCOG), the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC), and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) are the state-designated Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs) for San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties, respectively. Each RTPA prepares a county-level long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which will be evaluated in this EIR. The 2050 MTP/SCS is used to guide the development of the Regional and Federal Transportation Improvement Programs, as well as other transportation programming documents and plans. The MTP outlines the region's goals and policies for meeting current and future mobility needs, providing a foundation for transportation decisions by local, regional, and state officials that are ultimately aimed at achieving a coordinated and balanced transportation system. The 2050 MTP/SCS sets forth actions, programs, and projects to address these needs consistent with adopted policies and goals. The 2050 MTP/SCS also documents the financial resources needed to implement the plan. Additionally, pursuant to SB 375, AMBAG (as the regional MPO) must prepare an SCS that demonstrates how the region will meet its greenhouse gas reduction target (6% reduction by 2035) through integrated land use, housing, and transportation planning.

Contact Information

Name
Heather Adamson
Agency Name
AMBAG
Job Title
Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Capitola, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Sand City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seaside, Soledad, Watsonville
Counties
Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz
Regions
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
encompasses San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties
Zip
multiple
State Highways
multiple
Airports
multiple

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Transportation:Highway/Freeway , Transportation:Local Road
Local Actions
Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print