January 27, 2021

Planning Group aims to have a voice at transportation meetings

The Ramona Community Planning Group will soon get the opportunity to be more involved in decision-making on regional transportation issues, particularly those associated with state Route 67.

A representative of the planning group is expected to be assigned to the Stakeholder Working Group of the San Vicente Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (CMCP) at its Nov. 5 meeting.

CMCPs take a holistic approach to studying transportation corridors such as SR-67 by considering each community’s geographic, demographic, economic and social factors, said Caltrans spokeswoman Cathryne Bruce-Johnson. One goal is to recommend transportation projects that achieve goals such as improving evacuation capabilities during an emergency, Bruce-Johnson said.

Caltrans District Division Chief Design Ross Cather described the CMCP as a planning document that can be used to obtain funding beyond just the environmental phase.

Ramona Community Planning Group member Dan Summers said at the Oct. 1 Planning Group meeting that he is anxious to

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