Transportation Action Team
Present: Wes Laubscher, Mary Lou Laubscher, Lina Ortiz, Trevor Stack, Harold Kroger, Joan Carrico, Nancy Baer, Cindy Dahlgren, Ray Kazbani
Trevor, doing research in
Lina, has a new job opportunities working on web sites for MCP.
Wes, 5th Annual Celebration for the
Joan, Director of
- In July Route 8 has been at it’s highest rider-ship since last September.
- “Vida Sana”, Ambassador Program and Transportation Services with Gabby Castaneda, show will be on 5 -6 times. It’s in Spanish. On the
- Training for transit ambassadors, Sept. 6th, 10-4 lunch will be provided
office, County Connection Arnold Industrial Way.. The commitment is to give 4 hours of volunteer hours a month, participate in 4 meetings a year. Ambassador pass to ride free while they are working and not.
- Kid Program, will travel to schools by Marie Knutson,
County Connection, talks about transit, safety on the bus, tour facility, great video. Safety Rex. Class Pass
- Lifeline program is coming up, Contra Costa Connection applying. Money will go to keep services already in place running. Interested in having a Monument Community Meeting to discuss Route 8. Should we get rid of Route 8 put that money towards Route 114?. Outreach has been very extensive for Route 8 and yet there is not enough rider ship to keep the route. A public hearing will be held probably in October to discuss Possible changes in Route 8.. Kohls will be on the new schedule when it’s printed shopping center great place for the Route 8.
- Rider ship on County Connection Routes have gone up due to gas prices, Particularly on their Express & Martinez Routes.
- Call the County Connection Customer Service line at 676-7500 for more information
Concord Trails Master Plan by Jean and Ray
- Ray Introduced the plan, group looking at actual maps. Excellent maps.
- Trails Master Plan trail shows linkages and connections for recreation and bicycle routes. Deals with the bicycle trail connections..
- Discussed and looked together as a group at Table 2-3 Recommended Bikeways on City Streets
David Avenue: North side, work with Bart for widenening lane, costly. South side has parking
- We want safe routes for kids getting to their schools when they use Oak Grove.
- Designated area on
Meadow Laneto add bike lane or widen bike lane. Upgraded recommendation for Meadow Lanefrom what is on the table. Class 3b, to Class 2. Widening bike lane to 5 ft.
- Looked At: Monument Corridor Pedestrian Infrastructure Plan 3million dollars, MTC, TLC money and Redevelopment Money (ultimate goal to create a better environment for pedestrians on Monument). Consistency requirements have to be met when using grant money.
- Carey Drive to just East of Oak Grove. Meadow Lane just north Leland and Johnson will be improved
- Carey to
Meadow Lane, 4 Corners 10 Ft widen sidewalks on Monument
- Replacing handicap ramps at various sites on Monument.
- Transitions asphalt patches getting fixed
- At Victory Lane Intersection one corner will be extended out
- Pedestrian signals changed out to Count Down pedestrian signals.
- Bike lanes Meadow lane to Johnson/Leland.
Plan interesting Route 8 bus tours/ adventures and have sign ups at Health Fair on October 4th.
Get different Monument Groups to host the tours.
Contact Dan Sequeira, Associate Civil Engineer, City of
Agenda for Next Meeting:
This Meeting Highlights:
Having the visual map (aerial photographs), presentations by Ray and Joan
How this meeting could be improved:
More Monument residents attending
Vision Statement By the year 2015 The Monument Transportation Action Team will have planned and implemented a “local” transportation system that will serve all residents of the Monument area who need it. It will be affordable, sustainable, safe, coordinated, environmentally sound, and get riders where they need to go in a reasonable time