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21 December 2020
12/21/2021: New, First of a Kind, Touchless Pedestrian Push Button Technology Installed on North Fremont Street

12/21/2021: New, First of a Kind, Touchless Pedestrian Push Button Technology Installed on North Fremont Street

The City of Monterey will be installing Touchless Pedestrian Push Buttons at the four signalized intersections on North Fremont Street. This new touchless pedestrian button technology will be the first of its kind installed in the City as well as in Monterey County. The installation of this technology was funded by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)’s Regional Surface Transportation (RSTP) Grant Funds. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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14 December 2020
12/14/2020: City of Monterey's North Fremont Improvement Project Wins 2020 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award

12/14/2020: City of Monterey's North Fremont Improvement Project Wins 2020 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award

California Department of  Transportation (Caltrans) congratulated the City of Monterey Public Works Department on winning the 2020 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation award in the Transportation-Related Facilities category for the North Fremont Bicycle and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvement Project. Caltrans received entries from across the state, including entries from local and public agencies, private contractors, consultants and Caltrans. A panel of judges consisting of various professionals, including engineers, environmental specialists and transportation planners reviewed the projects. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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09 November 2020
11/09/2020: Grant-Funded Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program Planned for City of Monterey

11/09/2020: Grant-Funded Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program Planned for City of Monterey

The City of Monterey has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education. 

The one-year grant is for the 2021 federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. The City of Monterey will use the funding as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through education, enforcement and engineering. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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05 November 2020
11/05/2020: ParkMobile Expands Service in Monterey - Smart Parking Payment System Now in Cannery Row Area

11/05/2020: ParkMobile Expands Service in Monterey - Smart Parking Payment System Now in Cannery Row Area

The City of Monterey Parking Division announced today an expanded contactless smart parking payment system on Cannery Row and adjacent streets (see map) powered by the ParkMobile App. The ParkMobile App was launched in December 2019 in the Downtown and Waterfront areas to improve service and convenience. The expanded service adds another 500 app-enabled spaces at street meters to the nearly 1,500 spaces in off-street lots around the City. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

ParkMobile Expands

28 May 2020
05/28/2020: Paid Parking is Back in Monterey - Courtesy Noticing in Effect

05/28/2020: Paid Parking is Back in Monterey - Courtesy Noticing in Effect

Paid parking is back! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with the resulting Monterey County Shelter in Place order, the Parking Division suspended paid parking enforcement in mid-March. The Parking Division is transitioning back to paid parking on June 1st, 2020 as more people begin utilizing city lots and on-street parking. NEWS RELEASE

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20 May 2020
05/20/2020: Infrastructure Improvements Advance During Shelter-in-Place

05/20/2020: Infrastructure Improvements Advance During Shelter-in-Place

At the May 19 City Council Meeting, Monterey City Council adopted a resolution declaring “National Public Works Week” from May 17-23. National Public Works Week comes at an appropriate time, as the City of Monterey completes several infrastructure improvements to neighborhoods and business districts. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Video slideshow of recent construction projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFmK9HRL16E

13 May 2020
05/13/2020: Parking Division Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Potential Parking Rate Adjustments - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

05/13/2020: Parking Division Hosts Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Potential Parking Rate Adjustments - Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Parking rate adjustments are being considered in City-owned garages and lots, and the City of Monterey wants community input. The public is invited to a virtual town hall webinar, hosted on the Zoom platform, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Register in advance with the link provided at www.monterey.org/parking. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. NEWS RELEASE | FLYER

Parking Townhall

13 December 2019
12/12/2019: Monterey Conference Center Solar Project Wins 2019 Solar Builder Editor's Choice Award, "Best Job by a City Engineer"

12/12/2019: Monterey Conference Center Solar Project Wins 2019 Solar Builder Editor's Choice Award, "Best Job by a City Engineer"

The Monterey Conference Center in July 2019 completed installation of 330 solar panels on the new facility, bringing it a step closer to being designated a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facility. The solar industry noticed the project - Solar Builder Magazine awarded it the 2019 Solar Builder Editor’s Choice Project of the Year, “Best Job by a City Engineer”. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

MCC Solar Award

 

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