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2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan & the Sustainable Communities Strategy


For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

AMBAG is the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) for the Monterey Bay Area. As the MPO, AMBAG is required to produce certain documents that maintain the region's eligibility for federal transportation assistance which include the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). AMBAG coordinates the development of the MTP with Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (San Benito County Council of Governments, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County), transit providers (San Benito County Local Transit Authority, Monterey-Salinas Transit, and Santa Cruz METRO), the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD), state and federal governments, and organizations having interest in or responsibility for transportation planning and programming. AMBAG also coordinates transportation planning and programming activities with the three counties and 18 local jurisdictions within the tri-county Monterey Bay Region.

AMBAG is developing the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS). The 2050 MTP/SCS is scheduled for adoption in June 2026. Federal and state law requires that AMBAG prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years. 

The Notice of Preparation for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) 2050 MTP/SCS and county level Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) was released on January 26, 2024. Comments are due by Friday, March 1, 2024 to Heather Adamson at 24580 Silver Cloud Court, Monterey, CA 93940 or via email at: 

Two scoping meetings were held to receive comments on the NOP. Recordings for each of the webinars on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 and Thursday, February 22, 2024

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