Morgan Hill Community-Based Transportation Plan

In January 2019, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) through funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), initiated a Community-Based Transportation Plan in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill. The transportation plan is focused on improving mobility options for the City of Morgan Hill with an emphasis on disadvantaged communities. The plan brings residents, community organizations and transportation agencies together to identify low-income neighborhoods' most important transportation challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.

The resulting...

In January 2019, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) through funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), initiated a Community-Based Transportation Plan in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill. The transportation plan is focused on improving mobility options for the City of Morgan Hill with an emphasis on disadvantaged communities. The plan brings residents, community organizations and transportation agencies together to identify low-income neighborhoods' most important transportation challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.

The resulting transportation plan will be an essential tool for helping VTA and community proactively pursue projects when funding becomes available. Projects in the final plan can address important issues, including, but are not limited to bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, public transportation amenities, local roads & streets improvement, and integration of technology with transportation.

The plan will include: 

  • Demographic analysis of the area
  • List of community-prioritized transportation needs
  • Strategies or solutions to address these needs
  • Identify possible funding sources
  • List of stakeholders to implement the plan
  • Documented results of community outreach strategies​

Community Engagement

Current public health official requirements limits VTA’s in-person interaction with the community during the public engagement process.

The success of the Morgan Hill Community-Based Transportation Plan depends on input from people in neighborhoods throughout Morgan Hill. VTA conducted various outreach methods, scheduled focus group meetings in March 2019 and hosted a Community Workshop in May 2019 to find out what specific challenges the community faces regarding daily travels and what they think might help solve these challenges.

For more information about this project email VTA Community Outreach at community.outreach@vta.org, or call (408) 321-7575.

Timeline

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Existing Conditions Analysis
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Public Input
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Share Your Ideas for Transportation Solutions in Morgan Hill
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January 2019, VTA received a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to develop a transportation plan that focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of concern within the city of Morgan Hill. Read more

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Community Workshop
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VTA, the City of Morgan Hill, and the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce conducted a community workshop for the Morgan Hill Community-Based Transportation Plan.

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Morgan Hill Kids Weigh In on Community Transportation Plan
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VTA received valuable advice this week from young “consultants” who came up with some ideas on how to improve transportation and mobility in Morgan Hill. Read more

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Report Development
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Morgan Hill Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Presentation
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City of Morgan Hill City Council adoption
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City Council Regular Meeting Agenda here

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VTA Committees presentations
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VTA Board adoption
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