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Alameda CTC to host South County Transportation Forum on July 26th in Union City

The Alameda County Transportation Commission is holding a public forum on Thursday, July 26th from 6:30-8:30pm 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 ½ cent sales tax for transportation, which was approved by 81.5% of county voters in 2000,” said Alameda CTC Chair and Union City Mayor Mark Green.  “Alameda CTC has delivered 95% 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), which builds on the success of the current sales tax, with a plan that will come before voters on November 6th, to extend and augment the sales tax by ½ cent to support a multi-modal plan that funds critical improvements to the county’s transit network over the next thirty 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 ½ cent sales tax for transportation.

Immediately prior to the forum, from 5:30-6:30pm 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.

About the Alameda County Transportation Commission

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% of county voters in 2000. For more information, visit www.alamedactc.org.

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