Transportation

MBEP is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region, and how we move within and between our cities has a major impact on the well-being of our neighborhoods and residents. Working with nationally renowned transportation consultancy Alta Planning + Design, MBEP has created a Regional Transportation White Paper that focuses on actionable solutions to manage congestion, provide mobility choices and options, promote sustainable growth, improve public health, and safeguard a high quality of life in the Monterey Bay region. We believe that the time is right with the recent passage of the state transportation funding bill (SB1) and sales tax Measures D and X in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Our region has the opportunity to build on the good work that is happening, and chart a path toward building a more effective transportation system.

More About Our Transportation Initiative
  • COMMUTER PROGRAMS

    Need a better way to commute? Whether by bike, bus, or ride share, each of these tools are designed to help you plan your commute in an effective, efficient, and eco-friendly way. Save money, time, go green, and plan your trip today!

    Cruz511– Traveler information for Santa Cruz County

    GO831– The one-stop source for all your commuting needs in Monterey County

    San Benito County RideShare– Your gateway to commute choices in San Benito County

    Ecology Action– Sustainable transportation programs for California

  • TRANSPORTATION DATA TRACKER

    Our Transportation Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators: Travel Time to Work, Means of Transportation to Work, Means of Transportation by Poverty Level, Traffic Counts and Safety. (Data Tracker may take a moment to load.)

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  • VISION ZERO NETWORK

    The Vision Zero Network is a collaborative campaign aimed at building the momentum and advancing this game-changing shift toward safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. The Network brings together local leaders in health, traffic engineering, police enforcement, policy and advocacy to develop and share strategies, policies and practices that make Vision Zero a reality.

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  • The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG)

    AMBAG provides strategic leadership and services to analyze, plan and implement regional policies that benefit Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties, balancing local control with regional collaboration.

    Visit their site here for transportation related data and reports, including:

    • Monterey Bay Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) 2016-17 to 2019-20 – The MTIP is a four-year program whereby transportation facilities, improvements and service related projects are programmed for federal, state and/or local funding. The MTIP is the document through which federal transportation funds are made available to projects.
    • Moving Forward 2035 Monterey Bay – The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is the federally mandated long-range transportation plan for the Monterey Bay area. This plan lays out a financially constrained list of transportation projects over the next 25 years that will enhance regional mobility as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)

    TAMC serves as Monterey County’s regional transportation planning agency. Check out their video on Traffic Demand Management in City of Monterey, learn how you can re-mode, reduce, and retime.  TAMC also provides traffic volume data on the county’s regional roads, highway network and various local city roads. Visit their site here for more information.

    Transportation reports for Monterey County:

    • Monterey County Regional Transportation Plan 2014: Comprehensive report provided by TAMC that satisfies state and federal requirements to identify transportation projects that can be funded over the next 25 years to serve the county’s transportation needs.

    Visit the TAMC traffic count page here to find the following:

    • Traffic Volume: Download TAMC’s spreadsheet to view traffic volume data during off peak and peak times, including average daily traffic.
    • Interactive Map: TAMC also provides an interactive map to get a quick glance of various traffic volume metrics for a selected road.

  • Monterey County Traffic Engineering Division

    The Monterey County Traffic Engineering Division is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of traffic on county maintained roads.

    Visit the site here for more information and to download the latest Annual Average Daily Traffic data file.

  • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC)

    The SCCRTC is the regional transportation planning agency for Santa Cruz County. The SCCRTC is responsible for delivering safe, convenient, reliable and efficient transportation choice for the community.

    Visit the SSCRTC site here for more information and to download the latest Santa Cruz County traffic counts.

    Transportation reports for Santa Cruz County:

    • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan: Comprehensive report provided by the SCCRTC on the region’s long range transportation plan and provides guidance for decisions about transportation spending priorities.
    • Santa Cruz County Greenway:Comprehensive study by the Great Santa Cruz Trail Group to facilitate a regional, public discussion regarding the option to convert up to 32 miles of existing rail corridor to a multi-use trail between Santa Cruz and Watsonville.
  • San Benito Council of Governments

    The San Benito Council of Governments is San Benito County’s regional transportation planning agency. Visit their page here for more information.

    Transportation reports for San Benito County:

    • San Benito Regional Transportation Plan: Comprehensive report provided by the Council of San Benito County Governments on the future growth and transportation investments needed to support the planned expansion of residential, commercial and industrial sectors.