Buyout of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) by Mu1sKkV

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									                Monterey Branch Line


Association of Environmental Professionals
and
American Planning Association
July 28, 2010
Monterey Peninsula:
Why do we need rapid transit?
   Two-lane highways
   Congestion; Buses
    also stuck
   Highway widening
    opportunities limited
   More future growth
    along the corridor
   Green alternative
•Goal: Reestablish
rail/rapid bus service on
Monterey Branch Line
•Purchased from Union
Pacific in 2003
•Many alternatives
studied since purchase
Light Rail
Benefits
   High Capacity Vehicles
       100 passengers
       Ability to add train cars
   Quiet
   Low Emissions
   Safe
   Supports Transit Oriented
    Development
   Carries:
       wheelchairs
       Bicycles
   MST Operates
Initial Phase
• Every 15 to 30 Minutes
• Transfer to Salinas
Characteristics:

   Custom House Plaza        Capital Cost: $145.0M
    - Marina Green
                              Operating Cost: $4.2M
   10.15 miles fixed
    guideway                  Boardings (Daily): 3,725
   Peak: 15 minutes
   Off-peak: 30 minutes
   6 vehicles
   11 stations
Monterey Branch Line:
Transit-Oriented Development
   Reservation -
    Downtown
   Dunes at Monterey
    Bay
   8th St. Art District
   CSUMB
   Seaside Broadway
    Urban Village
Environmental Review
   Environmental Documents
       State
       Federal
            Noise/Vibration
            Safety
            Crime
            Sea Level Rise
   Conceptual Engineering
       Station Development
       Off-site Traffic Access Improvements
   Federal Transit Administration Small Starts
    Report Preparation
Funding
   Capital                       $ 145 M
       Secured                   $ 25.0 M
           Spent                 $ 12.4 M
       Unsecured                 $120.0 M
         Federal Small Starts
         State Public Transportation Account
         Impact fees

   Operations                    $ 4.2 M /year
       Fares                     $ 1.1 M
       Lease Revenues            $ 3.1 M
    Short-Term Activities
   Alternatives Analysis
   Selection of Preferred Alternative –
    Oct. 2009
   Public Outreach
       Visual Simulation
       Public Hearings
   Draft Environmental Document –
    Dec. 2010
   Final Environmental Document –
    July 2011
Monterey Branch Line: Timeline
Monterey to Marina


 Environmental   Documents   2009-11
 Engineering & Design        2011-12
 Construction                2013-14
 Start of Service               2015
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