The plan to address some of Morgan Hill’s most challenging transportation issues is in motion now that the City of Morgan Hill and the VTA Board of Directors has approved the Morgan Hill Community-Based Transportation Plan (CBTP).
The Morgan Hill CBTP is the result of a planning effort that brought residents, community organizations, and government entities together to identify Morgan Hill’s most important transportation challenges including traffic signal coordination, bike, and pedestrian facilities, and public transit needs, and develop strategies to address the challenges.
Community outreach activities took place from February through July 2019, emphasizing the participation of community members through public meetings, focus groups, tabling events, and a survey. Staff from VTA, the City of Morgan Hill, and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce partnered to involve residents, the Morgan Hill Unified School District, and community-based organizations serving the Morgan Hill community throughout the planning process. The process was funded by the Lifeline Transportation Program through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
You can click here to read the final plan, where transportation improvements presented range from improving the Santa Teresa/Hale corridor to citywide pedestrian safety improvements to enhanced transit facilities. The final plan also identifies possible funding sources for these projects. VTA and the City of Morgan Hill will work together to secure grants and other funding sources as they become available.
To evaluate the progress and success of each proposal, VTA and the City of Morgan Hill will work in partnership with MTC to establish monitoring protocols to track the status of projects and programs included in the CBTP every two years. VTA is committed to working with the City of Morgan Hill and MTC to maximize the potential of the Morgan Hill CBTP.
For more information about this project email VTA Community Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (408) 321-7575.