March 28th, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting




March 28, 2024


            Alan Molina                             City of Calipatria

            Francisco Barba                         City of Calexico

            Felix De Leon                           City of El Centro

Jesus Villegas                           City of Imperial

            Melany Amarillas                      City of Holtville

            Ramiro Barajas                         City of Westmorland

            Veronica Atondo                       County of Imperial

            Manuel Ortiz                            IID



            David Aguirre                           ICTC   

            Katie Luna                               ICTC

            Marlene Flores                          ICTC

            Angela Delgadillo                     ICTC

            Andrea Montano                       City of El Centro

            Abraham Campos                     City of El Centro

            Lily Falomir                             City of Calexico

            Fernando L. Williams                City of Imperial

            Joel Hamby                              City of Westmorland

            Adolfo Garcia                           County of Imperial

            Ismael Garcia                            County of Imperial

            Alejandro Lopez Rangel            Caltrans

            Bryan Ott                                 Caltrans

            Nick Ventrilla                           Caltrans

            M’lynn Martin                          Caltrans

            Micheala Howard                      Caltrans

            Kevin Hovey                            Caltrans

            David Salgado                          SCAG

            Rachel Om                               SCAG

            Patricia Ramirez                        The Holt Group


The meeting was called to order at 10:03 a.m. A quorum was present, and introductions were made. There were no public comments made.


1.       A motion was made to adopt the minutes for February 22, 2024 (Montaño/Villegas) Motion Carried.


2.       Active Transportation Program Cycle 7:

·         ICTC staff presented a factsheet on the ATP cycle 7.

·         Applications are due to CTC by June 17, 2024.

·         Caltrans Website with information for ATP Cycle 7


3.       Quick Build Projects and Funding Opportunities:

(Presented by Rachel Om, SCAG)

·         Rachel Om provided a brief presentation on Quick build projects and funding opportunities.

·         For more information, please visit:  &

·         For any questions, please contact please reach out to Rachel Om,


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

a.       Transit Planning Updates

·         Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending (CPFCDS): ICTC recently received an award of 4.1 million dollars to be utilized towards the Calexico Intermodal Transportation Center Project. The project has already received awards from the RAISE, ATP and REAP 2.0 programs. We would like to thank our local, State and Federal Partners and Congressman Raul Ruiz for their continued support of the project, ICTC and the Imperial County. ICTC would also like to congratulate the cities of Imperial and El Centro, the County of Imperial and the Imperial Irrigation District on their awards.

·         Imperial Valley Transit and Associated Services Operations and Maintenance Request for Proposals: ICTC’s existing agreement with its current operator (Transdev) is coming to a conclusion. ICTC’s goal is to complete the procurement process and award a contract to a qualified firm by the end of the fiscal year. The proposed new agreement will be for a 5-year fixed period with two additional single-year options. More information to come.

·         Calexico East Port of Entry Bridge Widening Project: The project is estimated to be completed in June 2024.

·         Imperial Valley Transit (IVT) Free fares Program: Fares will be reinstated on July 1, 2024.

·         Bus Stop Improvement Project: ICTC released the Request for Proposals for design services for the project. ICTC is looking to begin design services soon and have construction take place within FY23-24/FY24-25.

 b.    Transportation Planning Updates

                                    CMAQ/STBG & CRP Call for Projects:

·         April 1st- SCAG Project Selection Process Review

·         June/July- Regional Council Approval

·         Resolutions are due March 29th

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

·         Each jurisdiction gave its update.


5.       Caltrans Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: Alejandro Lopez, Caltrans)

-          Friday, March 15, 2024, is the final deadline (for that May 16-17, 2024, CTC meeting).

-          Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Renewals Due: Expiring soon: El Centro (March 22, 2024)

-          2025 Active Transportation Program (Cycle 7): Upcoming ATP Webinar: An overview of Submittable: The New ATP Cycle 7 Application Tool Wednesday, March 27, 2024  9:30am – 11:30am

-          Further details are available at this link –

-          Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) – Cycle 12: safety-improvement-program/calls-for-projects-hsip-ssarp

-          U.S. Department of Transportation Grant Opportunities:

-          November 21, 2024 – Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants


6.       SCAG Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: David Salgado, SCAG)

-          REAP 2021 Advocacy Updates: SCAG issued a hold on sub-allocation projects while working to assess impacts of the proposed cuts. Given the delays and impact caused by the proposed budget, adjustments will need to be made to SCAG’s REAP 2.0 program. Staff plans to bring an informational item to the Executive Administration Committee in April to discuss priorities and processes for reshaping the program.

-          GO HUMAN project applications are going to open up. Please contact David Salgado for more information.


7.       Cities and County Planning / Public Works Updates:

·         Each jurisdiction gave its update.


8.       General Discussion / New Business

No new business was discussed.


Next TAC meeting will be on February 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom for the public and in person at the ICTC offices.


Meeting adjourned at 11:27 a.m.