Legislative Activities

Legislative Activities

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Each year the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) adopts legislative platforms to guide its analysis of state and federal legislative and administrative actions. Working with the Central Coast Coalition (regional transportation agencies from Monterey, San Benito, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz Counties), the California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG), other transportation entities, as well as its Washington, D.C. assistant, the RTC monitors legislative proposals and other federal and state actions that could affect transportation in Santa Cruz County.

What’s New

  • Dropping gas prices means State to rescind $754 million previously promised to projects statewide. Several projects in Santa Cruz County at risk.
    • These graphs show the Statewide drop in funds.
  • On February 4, 2016, the RTC adopted Legislative Priorities for 2016 (see below).
  • As transportation revenues continue to fall significantly below multi-modal transportation system needs, the RTC’s legislative priorities focus on preserving funds designated for transportation and on generating new, more stable revenue sources for projects in Santa Cruz County. (Staff Report – 2/4/16)
  • Letter to State Legislators: Transportation Funding Crisis – Legislative Action Needed (2/18/16)

Legislative Program

Useful Links

RTC Contact

Rachel Moriconi
Senior Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200

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