Public Input Sought on Transportation Projects Proposed for $17 Million in State and Federal Funds

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will hold a public hearing to solicit community input on transportation projects proposed for approximately $17 million in regional shares of state and federal funding. The hearing will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz. The hearing will begin no sooner than 10:00 a.m. and will be preceded by a staff presentation.

Projects proposed for these new funds include:

  • Local road preservation – pavement repairs
  • Bicycle and sidewalk projects
  • New Santa Cruz METRO ParaCruz vans
  • Highway 1/9 intersection improvements
  • Highway 1 auxiliary lane projects from Soquel Drive to State Park

A full list of projects proposed by the County of Santa Cruz, the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and Watsonville, Santa Cruz Metro Transit District, and RTC are available online at: https://sccrtc.org/funding-planning/project-funding/2019-grant-fund-proposals/. Projects approved for funds by the RTC will be included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The staff report will be available in the agenda packet for the December 5 RTC board meeting: http://sccrtc.org/meetings/commission/agendas/ or during business hours at the Commission’s office at 1523 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Public input for the RTC’s consideration of the projects proposed for funds is welcomed and encouraged. Written comments received by 12:00 pm on December 4, 2019 by email to info@sccrtc.org, mail to 1523 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, or by fax to 831-460-6178 will be included in the materials provided to the RTC board at its meeting. For more information, call the RTC at 831-460-3200 or visit www.sccrtc.org.