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October 19, 2010 > Alameda CTC north county transportation forum

Alameda CTC north county transportation forum

Submitted By Tess Lengyel

On October 21, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), in partnership with its Citizens Advisory Committee and sponsoring agencies will host a Transportation Forum at the Alameda CTC Offices in downtown Oakland. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will focus on the agency's major transportation improvements in the north county region. The event will highlight projects and programs that aim to reduce congestion and improve access and mobility.

Members of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about the newly-formed Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) and its innovative approaches to transportation planning and funding.

Also, find out more about Oakland transit-oriented development planning. Transit centers built closer to people's homes and lives improves access to work and life. Oakland intends to increase access for citizens throughout the city by planning for a sustainable transportation infrastructure.

There will be presentations about programs for all ages and abilities. Alameda County's Mobility Management program is at the cutting edge of preparing for the coming "boom" in the senior-aged population, with numbers expected to more than double in the next 20 years. Hear about agency plans regarding mobility coordination for seniors and people with disabilities.

Similarly, learn about the Alameda County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and progress report. Alameda County provides millions in locally-generated funding to improve options for non-motorized transportation. There are upcoming county-wide efforts to plan, fund and deliver projects and programs that get more people walking and biking safely, viz. Active Transportation.

Discover plans for improved access to transportation for Alameda County commuters. AC Transit's Bus Rapid Transit will improve transit reliability and travel time in the Telegraph Avenue, Broadway, International Boulevard and East 14th Street corridors. In addition, the I-880/Broadway - Jackson Interchange Improvement project will improve freeway and Oakland city street access, as well as access to the City of Alameda.

An open house will commence at 6:30 p.m. with project sponsors on hand to answer questions.

During the open house, several other projects and programs will have information tables, including Alameda CTC Community Advisory Committees; Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority's (ACTIA) Local Business Contract Equity Team and upcoming contracting opportunities; Active Transportation, the legislative program aimed at increasing funding for walking and biking; Walk Oakland Bike Oakland; Oakland Public Works Department; East Bay Bicycle Coalition; BART Community Relations Department; Safe Routes to Schools Program; City of Oakland Paratransit for the Elderly and those with disabilities; Caltrans.

Formal presentations for each of the projects will begin at 7 p.m. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer period.

The Alameda CTC's Offices are located at 1333 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland. The nearest BART station is at 12th Street. More information regarding transit access can be found at www.511.org.

For more information about the Alameda County Transportation Commission and transportation projects funded by Measure B (the half-cent transportation sales tax in Alameda County), visit www.AlamedaCTC.com


Alameda CTC North County Transportation Forum
Thursday, October 21
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Alameda CTC
1333 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland
www.AlamedaCTC.com


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