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Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC)

Agency Type: Congestion Management Agency, County Transportation Commission
Summary Profile:

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) serves as the congestion management agency and transportation authority for the County of Alameda and is responsible for the planning, programming and allocation of federal, state, regional and local funding for transportation improvements throughout Alameda County. Its mission is to plan, fund and deliver transportation programs and projects that expand access and improve mobility to foster a vibrant and livable Alameda County.

Plan: Alameda CTC develops a range of plans that guide transportation development and funding decisions to ensure the county’s transportation system is sustainable for its growing population. Key plans include:

  • Congestion Management Plan (CMP), updated every two years, ultimately aligns with the long-range Countywide Transportation Plan, the most recent Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy(SCS)(Plan Bay Area 2040) and other related efforts and legislative requirements. The CMP webpage has tabs to address the following five legislatively required elements: 
  • Countywide Transportation Plan along with similar plans from the other eight Bay Area Counties forms the "primary basis" for the RTP/SCS adopted by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. This plan is updated every four years.
  • Alameda County Goods Movement Plan is critical to a strong economy, with goods movement activities creating a diverse array of jobs, providing residents and businesses with the products they need, generating tax revenues to support crucial public investments. Alameda County is a goods movement hub for Northern California, serving as a gateway to the world for goods from the county, Bay Area, Northern California and even the Western U.S.
  • Countywide Multimodal Arterial Plan was developed to better understand the existing and future role and function of the countywide arterial system that provides a framework for designing, prioritizing and implementing improvements in the context of the surrounding land use to address the needs of all modes on the county’s arterial roadways. This plan provides a basis for the integrated management of major arterial corridors and identifies a priority list of short- and long-term improvements and strategies.
  • Countywide Transit Plan was developed to better align transit, land use and economic development goals and objectives throughout the county by identifying near- and long-term transit capital and operating priorities aimed at creating a transit system that is dependable, easy to use, safe, affordable and competitive with travel by other modes. A critical piece of this plan addresses American’s with Disabilities Act paratransit, with input from private industry groups, community groups and the public.

Fund: Alameda CTC manages the county’s voter-approved transportation expenditure plans for  Measure BMeasure BB and the Vehicle Registration Fee, as well as distributes state and federal funds. The agency’s Comprehensive Investment Plan, which identifies anticipated transportation funding over a five-year horizon, facilitates strategic programming and allocation of all fund sources within the agency’s programming purview, matches funding sources to targeted transportation investments. Those investments include bicycle and pedestrian safety, bus and rail services, highway investments, local streets and roads, services for seniors and people with disabilities (paratransit), youth transportation, transit-oriented development and transportation technologies.

Deliver: Alameda CTC is delivering over $8 billion in transportation projects and programs in Alameda County, leveraging local funds to attract regional, state and federal funds that enable Alameda CTC to advance delivery of projects on time and within budget.

Population Represented: 1,658,131
Staff: 37 (full-time)
Program Highlights:

Goods Movement Collaborative and Plan – Alameda County is a goods movement hub for Northern California, with one third of its employment coming from goods movement-dependent industries. Alameda CTC leads the Goods Movement Collaborative, which brings together partners, community members and stakeholders who understand goods movement needs and priorities and advocate for strategies that address these needs. The Goods Movement Plan, approved in February 2016, envisions a system that will be safe and efficient while providing seamless connections to domestic and international markets, create more jobs and promote innovation, and reduce environmental impacts.

Board Makeup:

Alameda CTC is a joint powers authority governed by a 22-member Commission comprised of elected officials from each of the 14 cities in Alameda County, all five members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and an elected representative from AC Transit and BART, respectively.

Executive Director: Tess Lengyel
CALCOG Board Representative: Scott Haggerty, Supervisor, Alameda County
Web Link: http://www.alamedactc.org/
STORIES CONTRIBUTED:
Sep. 26, 2019

Phil Dow and Art Dao set to retire after long and distinguished careers in regional government and transportation project delivery.  

Sep. 09, 2019

Local Measure BB funds a program that identifies the best ways to connect students to transit to improve attendance and increase access to after school activities. 

Apr. 26, 2019

ACTC offers gilded incentives to students choosing active transportation options to get to and from school.