2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy

AMBAG is developing a technical update to the current 2035 MTP/SCS which was adopted in June 2014. The 2040 MTP/SCS is scheduled for adoption in June 2018. Federal and state law requires that AMBAG prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years.

AMBAG released the following documents for public review and comment and held public meetings to receive public comment: the Draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP); its Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS); and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the 2040 MTP/SCS and associated Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. The public review and comment period began on December 4, 2017 and ended on February 5, 2018.

January 2018 Open House & Public Hearing Flyer

Draft 2040 MTP/SCS

The AMBAG Board of Directors is scheduled to adopt the Final 2040 MTP/SCS and certify the Final EIR in June 2018.

Draft 2040 MTP/SCS Complete Document, excluding Appendices
Executive Summary
Executive Summary - Spanish
Chapter 1 - Vision
Chapter 2 - Transportation Investments
Chapter 3 - Financial Plan
Chapter 4 - Sustainable Communities Strategy
Chapter 5 - Performance Measures
Chapter 6 - Public Participation
Chapter 7 - Glossary
Appendix A - Regional Growth Forecast
Appendix B - Financial Plan
Appendix C - Project List
Appendix D - Public Participation and Consultation
Appendix E - SCS Scenario Planning and Documentation
Appendix F - Travel Demand and Land Use Model Documentation
Appendix G - Performance Measures
Appendix H - Monterey Bay Area Complete Streets Guidebook
Appendix I - SCS Maps
Appendix J - MTP Checklist

Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2040 MTP/SCS and RTPs for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

2040 MTP/SCS and RTPs Draft Environmental Impact Report (entire document)
0.0 - Executive Summary
1.0 - Introduction
2.0 - Project Description
3.0 - Environmental Setting and Impact Analysis Approach
4.0 - Environmental Impact Analysis
4.1 - Aesthetics/Visual Resources
4.2 - Agriculture and Forestry Resources
4.3 - Air Quality and Health Impacts/Risks
4.4 - Biological Resources
4.5 - Cultural and Historic Resources
4.6 - Energy
4.7 - Geology and Soils
4.8 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions/Climate Change
4.9 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials
4.10 - Hydrology and Water Quality
4.11 - Land Use
4.12 - Noise
4.13 - Population and Housing
4.14 - Transportation and Circulation
4.15 - Tribal Cultural Resources
4.16 - Less Than Significant Environmental Factors
5.0 - MTP Consistency with Other Plans Analysis
6.0 - Other Statutory Considerations
7.0 - Alternatives
8.0 - References and Preparers
Appendix A - Notice of Preparation and NOP Response Letters
Appendix B - 2040 MTP/SCS Transportation Project List
Appendix C - Performance Metric Data
Appendix D - Special Status Species
Appendix E - AB 52 Consultation

For more information on the Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Regional Transportation Plans, please visit the RTPA's website:

San Benito Council of Governments:

Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission:

Transportation Agency for Monterey County:

2040 MTP/SCS Workshops

January 2018 Workshops

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) invites you to come learn and provide comments on the Draft 2040 MTP/SCS and Draft EIR at an open house and public hearing. Get involved and let us know what you think as we move forward to 2040.

April 2017 Workshops

AMBAG invites you to come learn about new tools to help shape our future together in collaborative and positive ways! Get involved and let us know what you think as we move forward to 2040.

2040 MTP/SCS Work Program & Schedule

AMBAG staff has developed a detailed work program and schedule for the 2040 MTP/SCS that incorporates a variety of planning efforts. In accordance with state and federal guidelines, the 2040 MTP/SCS is scheduled for adoption by the Board of Directors in June 2018.

2040 MTP/SCS Public Involvement Plan

The 2040 MTP/SCS Public Involvement Plan is the guide for all MTP/SCS public involvement activities conducted by AMBAG and contains the procedures, strategies and techniques used by AMBAG to inform and educate the public throughout the 2040 MTP/SCS process.