The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is an autonomous planning agency for Santa Cruz County. Created by the State of California in 1972 to handle transportation responsibilities that cross city-county boundaries, the commission sets priorities for major improvements to infrastructure—not only highways and major roads, but also bus transit, paratransit, rail and alternative transportation facilities. The agency's mission includes the pursuit of funding for major capital improvements while also working toward a balanced transportation system that improves the quality of life in the region.

The agency is governed by appointed commissioners who represent the county and its four cities as well as the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District. The commissioners’ meetings are open to the public, as are meetings of the SCCRTC’s various committees.

Recent Announcements

→ View All

Capitola Ave Overcrossing at Hwy 1 Set for Long-Term Closure

Highway 1 Corridor Project Between Bay/Porter and State Park to Begin with Closure and Demolition of Capitola Avenue Overcrossing Work is underway on a project to construct north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the Bay Avenue/Porter Street and State Park Drive interchanges. This project will also construct a bicycle/pedestrian [...] The post Capitola Ave …
03/01/2024

Full Overnight Closures on Highway 1 and Soquel Avenue Set for Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13

Construction continues on a project to build north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements on Highway 1 between the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges and to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing at Chanticleer Avenue. Full Overnight Closures of Highway 1 For Monday Feb. 12, travelers will encounter a full closure of... [Read More]
02/09/2024

Public Input Sought on 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Goals and Policies

Public Input Sought on 2050 Regional Transportation Plan Goals and Policies The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is currently seeking public input to help define the Goals and Policies for the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the long-range countywide transportation plan that serves as a guide for future transportation improvement projects by assessing... [Read More]
02/01/2024

Related News

→ View All

The Pajaronian logo From The Pajaronian...

04/07/2024
Image for display with article titled Carmageddon: Highway 1 Closed for 24 Hours

The California Highway Patrol closed north and southbound lanes of Highway 1 in Soquel Saturday at 7pm to make way for Granite Construction crews to demolish the 1948 Capitola Avenue bridge above the highway.

The Pajaronian logo From The Pajaronian...

04/04/2024
Image for display with article titled Protesters Demand Rail-Trail Project Move Forward

Several dozen protesters descended on the Santa Cruz County Government Center on Wednesday to speak out against a decision by the Board of Supervisors a week earlier not to move forward on a key portion of the Coastal Rail Trail project.

KSQD logo From KSQD...

04/04/2024
Image for display with article titled The TRUE Story of Santa Cruz Rail & Trail

For over 6 months, KSQD volunteer Christine Barrington worked on answering a simple question: What's the truth behind the story of rail and trail in Santa Cruz County?

California Local Pin Marker From Lookout Local...

04/04/2024
Supporters of the rail trail rallied in front of the Santa Cruz County building on April 3 to advocate for approval of segments 10 and 11.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

04/01/2024
A recent split vote by Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors stalling approval of two rail trail segments is jeopardizing future state funding for the project.

Join Us Today!