The RTC is responsible for selecting projects to receive certain state, federal, and regional funds. Projects approved for funding by the RTC are included in the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). The RTIP also includes amendments to scope, schedule, and other information for previously programmed projects and acts as Santa Cruz County’s proposal to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) for programming State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds.
2023/2024 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) – Approved December 7, 2023
The RTC adopted the 2023 Consolidated Grant Program and 2024 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) at its December 7, 2023 meeting. Projects approved to receive $61.3 million include pavement maintenance and roadway rehabilitation projects on local roads, new and upgraded bicycle/pedestrian facilities projects in Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Ben Lomond, and on Green Valley Road in the county, Complete Streets Improvement projects in the Felton-SLV Schools Complex area and the Bay Corridor in Santa Cruz, and traffic signal priority for buses and Reimagine Metro Wave Service. For more information, visit the RTC’s Grant Programs webpage.
Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP/MTIP)
Projects that are regionally significant or have been approved by RTC, Caltrans, and/or other agencies for Federal transportation funds are included in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The FTIP for the Monterey Bay Area is prepared by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) and is called the Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP).
The Monterey Bay MTIP is the tri-county region’s (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties) short range federally-mandated 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 four years. 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 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the tri-county (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties) Metropolitan Planning Region.
The public review and comments period for the Draft Monterey Bay MTIP: FFY 2022-23 to 2025-26 ended August 30, 2022. The AMBAG board is scheduled to adopt the 2023 MTIP at its September 14, 2022 meeting. The document is subject to Caltrans and FHWA/FTA final review and approval.
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