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Monterey Branch Line Association of Environmental Professionals and American Planning Association July 28, 2010.

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1 Monterey Branch Line Association of Environmental Professionals and American Planning Association July 28, 2010

2 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

3 Goal: Reestablish rail/rapid bus service on Monterey Branch Line Purchased from Union Pacific in 2003 Many alternatives studied since purchase

4 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

5 Initial Phase Every 15 to 30 Minutes Transfer to Salinas

6 Characteristics: Custom House Plaza - Marina Green miles fixed guideway Peak: 15 minutes Off-peak: 30 minutes 6 vehicles 11 stations Capital Cost: $145.0M Operating Cost: $4.2M Boardings (Daily): 3,725

7 Reservation - Downtown Dunes at Monterey Bay 8 th St. Art District CSUMB Seaside Broadway Urban Village Monterey Branch Line: Transit-Oriented Development

8 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

9 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

10 Short-Term Activities Alternatives Analysis Selection of Preferred Alternative – Oct Public Outreach Visual Simulation Public Hearings Draft Environmental Document – Dec Final Environmental Document – July 2011

11 Monterey Branch Line: Timeline Monterey to Marina Environmental Documents Engineering & Design Construction Start of Service2015

12 Questions?


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