A press release from the Alameda County Transportation Commission:
Alameda County – California. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is holding a public forum on Thursday, July 26th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall in Union City, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road.
The forum, “Best Value for Public Funds,” includes an open house and formal presentations on the following projects and programs that are expanding access and improving mobility throughout southern Alameda County:
- Safe Routes to Schools and BikeMobile
- Tri-Cities Senior Mobility Programs
- BART Extension to Warm Springs and Irvington Station
- Union City Intermodal Station
- Dumbarton Rail Corridor
- I-680 Express Lanes, and
- Details about the new Transportation Expenditure Plan that will be on the November 6th ballot in Alameda County.
“Together these projects and programs represent the tremendous success of the current Measure B, the half-cent sales tax for transportation, which was approved by 81.5 percent of county voters in 2000,” said Alameda CTC Chair and Union City Mayor Mark Green. “Alameda CTC has delivered 95 percent of projects approved by voters in half the time planned, and all of our residents, from students and commuters to business owners and seniors, are experiencing the benefits daily.”
The forum will also include an update on the new Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) that builds on the success of the current sales tax. A sales tax measure in support of the multimodal plan will come before voters on November 6th to extend and augment the sales tax by a half cent for funding critical improvements to the county’s transportation network over the next 30 years.
This event is one of series of quarterly forums held by the Alameda CTC, highlighting the many transportation projects and programs in each area of Alameda County that are supported by the half-cent sales tax for transportation.
Immediately prior to the forum, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Union City, the Alameda CTC Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold its quarterly meeting, which is also open to the public.
The CAC is one of four community advisory committees that provide regular input to the Alameda CTC.
The mission of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is to plan, fund and deliver transportation programs and projects that expand access and improve mobility to foster a vibrant and livable Alameda County.
Alameda CTC coordinates countywide transportation planning and delivers the expenditure plan for the half-cent sales tax approved by 81.5 percent of county voters in 2000.
For more information, visit www.alamedactc.org.