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Full Closure of Highway 1 on Schedule for April 6-7

April 5, 2024

A 24-hour full closure of Highway 1 in Capitola will be in effect starting Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and ending Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Crews will use this 24-hour closure to demolish the Capitola […]

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Final EIR for Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 & 11 Now Available

March 6, 2024

The County of Santa Cruz, as Lead Agency, in coordination with the City of Capitola, and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, has completed a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Coastal Rail Trail Segments 10 […]

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Capitola Ave Overcrossing at Hwy 1 Set for Long-Term Closure

March 1, 2024

Highway 1 Corridor Project Between Bay/Porter and State Park to Begin with Closure and Demolition of Capitola Avenue Overcrossing Work is underway on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 […]

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Public Input Sought on 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Goals and Policies

February 1, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is currently seeking public input to help define the Goals and Policies for the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the long-range countywide transportation plan that serves as a guide for […]

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RTC to Host Community Open Houses for Input on Zero Emission Passenger Rail and Trail Project’s Purpose and Need

January 30, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is hosting community open houses to obtain public input on the Zero Emission Passenger Rail and Trail Project’s Preliminary Purpose and Need Statement. The project proposes new high-capacity passenger rail […]

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Revised Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment for Highway 1 from State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard and Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 Project Now Available

January 23, 2024

The revised Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) with Findings of No Significant Impact for the Highway 1 Auxiliary Lanes, Bus-Shoulder (State Park Drive to Freedom Boulevard) & Coastal Rail Trail Segment 12 project has been completed and […]

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RTC Seeking Input on Bridge Design Options for Coastal Rail Trail Bridge in Aptos

January 23, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is seeking community input through an online survey on the preferred bridge type for a Coastal Rail Trail bridge in Aptos. The bicycle and pedestrian bridge will be constructed as […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Measure D Oversight Committee Districts 2 & 4 Representatives

January 16, 2024

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is currently accepting applications for the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee for representatives from Districts 2 & 4. This independent oversight committee will be tasked with reviewing how the funds […]

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2024 Annual Public Notice of Appointed Committee Elections

January 16, 2024

Public participation is an integral part of the transportation planning process. The RTC has three advisory committees comprised of community volunteers. Community members are encouraged to volunteer their time by serving on one of these committees and work […]

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Hwy 1 Overnight and Daytime Lane and Ramp Closures Taking Place This Week (Jan 15-18)

January 15, 2024

Highway 1 Full Overnight Closures For Monday Jan. 15, travelers will encounter a full closure of northbound Hwy 1 between 41st Ave. and Soquel Dr. This full closure will be in effect between 10 pm and 4:30 am. One […]

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