2014 RTP

2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

2014 RTP photo of transportation modes

As the transportation planning agency for Santa Cruz County, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is responsible for developing, implementing, and regularly updating the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Santa Cruz County.  The RTP includes goals, targets and policies (Policy Element) that are used to prioritize projects for funding; identifies the area’s transportation needs (Action Element); and estimates the amount of state, federal, and local funds that may be available (Financial Element). Certain transportation funds require the project/program to be included in the most current RTP. The Santa Cruz County RTP is also incorporated into the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments’ (AMBAG) tri-county Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS) that covers the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito.

Draft 2014 RTP and EIR

The draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is scheduled to be approved by the RTC at the Transportation Policy Workshop on June 26, 2014. The 55 day public comment period for the Draft 2014 Plan ended on April 8th. The RTC will consider all comments received during the 55 day comment period at the May 1, 2014 RTC meeting.

The draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) of the 2014 Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan is combined with the environmental review of the 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and the RTPs of Monterey and San Benito Counties. This programmatic region-wide environmental assessment of implementing these plans also evaluates alternative investment scenarios and identifies mitigation measures for potential impacts. The 55-day public comment period ended April 8, 2014. AMBAG is scheduled to certify the EIR at their June 11, 2014 meeting.


You are encouraged to participate in this discussion of the long range transportation priorities for our community included in the Draft 2014 RTP.  Sign up for email updates (eNews) on the RTP and mark your calendar for the following key activities.

  • June 11: AMBAG to adopt MTP/SCS and certify EIR
  • June 26: RTC scheduled to adopt the RTP and EIR


RTC Contact

Ginger Dykaar
Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200