Newest TAMC Silliness – Put Buses On Railroad Right Of Way

And who really thought that Measure X was going to improve roads for cars? Better spent on substainable things like slow empty buses and more unused bicycle lanes.

Would it not be easier to use those metal ribbons and come up with some sort wheeled vehicle that could ride people from one end to the other faster and safer than MST buses?

For Monterey County, the study concluded that a “bi-directional” busway along the branch line between Fremont Boulevard and Reservation Road would be the “most cost-effective alternative,” noting that it is supported by TAMC’s Measure X funding (about $15 million designated for bus rapid transit, along with potential grant funding). The project cost is currently estimated at about $33.4 million, according to a TAMC staff report.

Newest TMC Silliness – Put Buses On Railroad Right Of Way

Lighthouse Curve Just 6th Place For Traffic Congestion

More tax dollars spent on stoplights to route the tourists and tourist industry workers. Where would we be without tourists?

Narrowing the sidewalks on Lighthouse or making Hawthorne one way to Pvt Bolio were all great ideas, but they are all pro-car and not an option.

Lighthouse Curve

On an average day 54,000 cars come around the Lighthouse curve passing Private Bolio Gate to the Presidio of Monterey. That is more vehicles than travel any given spot on Highway 1, Highway 101, Highway 68, or Highway 156 in Monterey County.

The first step has been adding adaptive traffic signals.

“What this system does is every two and a half minutes it makes decisions based on the traffic that is coming,” Renny said.

The signals also keep a history of traffic so the system can make predictive decisions. A portion of Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey already has the signals but by Summer 2019 the city plans to install the lights stretching from David Avenue and Lighthouse Avenue all the way to English Avenue and Del Monte Avenue.

The money for the project is coming from a grant, neighborhood improvement fund dollars and Measure X.

Lighthouse Curve Just 6th Place For Traffic Congestion

Letters From The Editor: Moe Loves These People

Thank you Monterey Herald (March 27), Monterey County Weekly, Cedar Street Times, Carmel Pine Cone and KSBW television for endorsing Measure X, that will change zoning at the American Tin Cannery to allow a hotel at the site.

Thank you Mayor Bill Kampe, former mayors Carmelita Garcia and Jeanne Byrne, former councilman Alan Cohen, former school board member Beth Shammas and retired teacher Jean Anton for signing the argument in favor of Measure X in the voter guide. Others that signed the argument in favor, include civic leader Richard Stillwell, First Awakenings owner Craig Bell, and general manager of Asilomar Conference Grounds, Mairead Hennessy. Opposition to the argument was signed by only two residents.

— Moe Ammar, Pacific Grove

Letters From The Editor: Moe Loves These People