August 24th, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting




August 24, 2023


            Phillip Ramirez                         City of Brawley

            Jeorge Galvan                           City of Calipatria

            Lily Falomir                             City of Calexico

            Andrea Montano                       City of El Centro

            Adriana Anguis                         City of Holtville

            Jesus Villegas                           City of Imperial

            Veronica Atondo                       County of Imperial

            Ramiro Barajas                         City of Westmorland-zoom



            Virginia Mendoza                     ICTC   

            Marlene Flores                          ICTC

            Gustavo Gomez                        ICTC

            Esperanza Avila                         ICTC

            Felix De Leon                           City of El Centro

            Andres Miramontes                   City of El Centro

            Ismael Garcia                            County of Imperial

            Adolfo Garcia                           County of Imperial

            Liliana Silveira                         Caltrans

            Byran Ott                                 Caltrans

            Nick Ventrilla                           Caltrans

            David Salgado                          SCAG



1.       The meeting was called to order at 10:02 a.m. A quorum was present, and introductions were made. There were no public comments made.


2.       A motion was made to adopt the minutes for June 22, 2023 (Falomir/Montano) Motion Carried.


3.       ICTC Updates / Announcements                                                                                                   (Presented by ICTC Staff)

a.       Transit Planning Updates

·         Bus Stop Improvement Project:

-          Staff are working on developing a bus stop improvement project across multiple cities throughout the county. The project consists of installing various bus shelters and potentially other amenities.

b.    Transportation Planning Updates 

·         FY 22/23 & FY 23/24 Federal/ State Funded Project Obligation List:

-          The group was provided with a copy of each project list and the flow chart of the project implementation process. 

·         Long Range Transportation Plan Draft Review:

-          A draft report is open until September 5th for review, if any.

-          For more information, please contact Cristi Lerma at

-          Project Website:


4.       Caltrans Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: Bryan Ott)

-          SR-98 Widening Project: Stage 3 is underway due to the recent storm delaying the work.

-          I-8 Colorado River Bridge Rehab: Major work is complete, and the site cleanup is pending.

-          I-8, SR-78 Bridge Rehab at Various Locations: Location 1 is expected to start August 27th, and location 4 is expected to start in early September.

-          September 20, 2023 – Reconnecting Communities: Highways to Boulevards Pilot Program Deadline. The final workshop will be on August 24th.

-          Introduction to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Federal Requirements - Guidance for Local & Tribal Agencies webinar is scheduled for September 6th at 2 pm EST.

-          September 28, 2023 – USDOT Deadline for Rural and Tribal Assistance Program

-          November 6, 2023 – Deadline for Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program

-          Cooperative Training Assistance Program (CTAP) – New Learning Opportunities! (“live” & virtual): Schedule is available here – Recordings of several trainings are online.  


5.       SCAG Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: David Salgado)

-          Please be advised the Imperial County SCAG Regional Office will virtually host the 34th Annual SCAG Demographic Workshop beginning at 9:00 am. This year's workshop is themed “The Seismic Generational Shift” and will highlight some of the dramatic economic shifts and accelerations in technology as our generational differences diverge. Please feel free to attend the workshop from the office in El Centro. 

-          Program website: Please contact SCAG GAO David Salgado with any questions and to RSVP.


6.       Cities and County Planning / Public Works Updates:

·         Each jurisdiction gave their update.


7.       General Discussion / New Business

No new business was discussed.


Next TAC meeting will be on September 28, 2023, via Zoom for the public and in person at the ICTC offices.


Meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.