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 Public Hearings

Notice of Public Review, Comments and Hearing for Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP): FFY 2018-19 to 2021-22

Effective: Aug 06 - Sep 07 2018

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) invites the public to comment on the Draft Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP): FFY 2018-19 to 2021-22.

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The public review and comments period starts August 6, 2018 and ends September 7, 2018. The Draft Monterey Bay MTIP: FFY 2018-19 to 2021-22 is available at http://ambag.org

Written comments may be submitted to Bhupendra Patel, AMBAG Office at: 24580 Silver Cloud Court, Monterey, CA 93940, Fax # 831-883-3755 or Email: bpatel@ambag.org. Written comments must be received at AMBAG no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Web link to download or view the Draft 2018-19 Monterey Bay MTIP document: http://ambag.org/programs/met_transp_plann/MTIP_2018-19_to2021-22/2018_MTIP_FullDocument-DRAFT.pdf

 Quarterly Service Changes

Fall Service (Sep 6, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Trip run times have returned to the regular (non-Summer) run times.

Route 3 - Mission / Seymour Center / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekends: All trips have returned to the regular (non-Summer) weekend routing via Beach St. to 2nd St.

Route 20 - UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: Trip times have been adjusted to depart from Santa Cruz Metro at :15 past the hour.

Route 20D – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20     See Route Map: 20

Weekdays: Trips will begin at the outbound stop on Bay & Laguna (Stop ID 2583), but end at Delaware & Liberty (Stop ID 2695).

Route 22 – UCSC / Coastal Science Campus

See Route Schedule: 22     See Route Map: 22

Weekdays: The last trip of the day (Mon/Wed/Fri 6:40pm; Tues/Thur 7:35pm) will not terminate at the Seymour Center; after the Seymour Center, it will continue in service on Delaware Ave, then left on Fair Ave and right on Mission St, ending at Mission & Trescony (Stop ID 1625) in front of McDonald’s.

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

The 11:45pm departure from Santa Cruz has returned to its regular routing starting from Santa Cruz Metro Center.

Weekdays: The run time of the 10:45pm and 11:45pm trips from Santa Cruz to Watsonville has been reduced by 10 minutes. The departure times from Santa Cruz Metro Center will remain the same, but the arrival times at Watsonville Transit Center will be 10 minutes earlier, at 11:45pm and 12:45am. Some intermediate timepoints along the route will also change.

Summer Service (Jun 14, 2018 - Sep 5, 2018)

Highway 17 Express

See Route Schedule: 17     See Route Map: 17

Weekdays/Weekends: Several trip run times have been adjusted to account for heavy summertime beach traffic.

Route 3 - Mission / Beach

See Route Schedule: 03     See Route Map: 03

Weekends: Routing will be altered to avoid weekend beach traffic. Inbound toward Santa Cruz Metro Center, this trip will turn left at the roundabout onto Pacific Ave rather than using Beach St to 3rd St. This change is in effect for the Summer schedule only.

Route 15 - UCSC via Laurel West

See Route Schedule: 15     See Route Map: 15

Weekdays: Will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 16 - UCSC via Laurel East

See Route Schedule: 16     See Route Map: 16

Weekdays/Weekends: School term “ST” trips will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 20/20D – UCSC via Westside

See Route Schedule: 20 20D     See Route Map: 20 20D

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 22 – UCSC / Coastal Science Campus

See Route Schedule: 22     See Route Map: 22

Weekdays: Will not run during the Summer schedule.

Route 33 – Lompico SLV / Felton Fair

See Route Schedule: 33     See Route Map: 33

Weekdays: Will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 20, 2018.

Route 34 – South Felton

See Route Schedule: 34     See Route Map: 34

Weekdays: Will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 20, 2018.

Route 35/35A – San Lorenzo Valley

See Route Schedule: 35 35A     See Route Map: 35 35A

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run until SLV schools are back in session August 20, 2018.

Route 71 – Santa Cruz / Watsonville

See Route Schedule: 71     See Route Map: 71

Weekdays/Weekends: For the Summer schedule only, the 11:45pm departure from Santa Cruz Metro Center will go into service at 11:35pm at the Boardwalk stop at Cliff & Beach (Stop ID 1318).

Route 79 – East Lake / Crestview

See Route Schedule: 79     See Route Map: 79

Weekdays/Weekends: Service to Pajaro via Porter St has been discontinued.  Route will now serve Crestview Shopping Center and County Health Center via Martinelli and Madison and return to Watsonville Transit Center via Freedom Blvd.

Route 91X – Santa Cruz / Watsonville Commuter Express

See Route Schedule: 91X     See Route Map: 91X

Weekdays: School term “ST” trips will not run until August 27, 2018 when Cabrillo College is back in session.

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