Thursday, October 4, 2012
Yesterday, I told listeners about the Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission meeting that is being held this morning at the Santa Cruz County Governmental Center. There is still time to go.
I wish I could send Monterey County listeners off to a comparable meeting this morning. However, the Transportation Agency For Monterey County, or TAMC, which handles transportation planning in Monterey County, won’t meet again until October 24th. If you’d like to mark your calendar that far in advance, please do so. It is definitely worth seeing your elected officials in action, as they make decisions about the key transportation projects that will have such a major impact on our future.
In lieu of recommending a Monterey County meeting on transportation, let me recommend that you check out some of the materials I reference in today’s transcript, which focus on a proposed toll road that TAMC is thinking about creating on Highway 156, between Highway 101, near Salinas, and Highway One, near Castroville.
Today’s transcript has a link to an audio presentation, and links to an overview of the Highway 156 toll road project. The proposal has two components. First a new four-lane highway would be built; later, a new interchange would be added at Highway 101. The cost of the toll road project is currently estimated at around $250-million dollars. Find out more about this proposed project in today’s transcript.