July 24, 2012 > Transportation Forum: Best Value for Public Funds
Transportation Forum: Best Value for Public Funds
Submitted By Tess Lengyel
The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is holding a public forum on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. 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 6, 2012 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 Alameda 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, experience 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 multi-modal plan will come before voters on November 6, 2012 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 a 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.
For more information about the Alameda County Transportation Commission, visit www.AlamedaCTC.org.
Thursday, July 26
Union City City Hall
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City