Members of the public are invited to serve on the following community advisory committees. Each of these committees carries out important transportation-related functions, and members must be Alameda County residents. We welcome public participation in all committees, which meet at regular intervals throughout the year. See the meetings calendar for links to agendas, documents and meeting minutes or contact us at 510.208.7400 for more information.
Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee (ACTAC)
The Alameda CTC executive director chairs the ACTAC, the technical advisory committee to the Alameda CTC. Members provide technical expertise, analysis and recommendations related to transportation planning, programming and funding. ACTAC is comprised of:
ACTAC generally meets on the Thursday prior to the second Monday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Meetings are open to the public.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
Established in 2003, the BPAC makes recommendations to improve walking and biking in Alameda County. BPAC members advise Alameda CTC and staff on the development and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian programs, including a countywide grant program. All 11 members must be Alameda County residents and are appointed for a two-year term as follows:
BPAC generally meets quarterly on the second Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Meetings are open to the public.
One role of the BPAC is to provide input to project sponsors in early phases of development of capital projects and programs that receive countywide discretionary funds. Projects are selected and input is provided according to project review guidelines. Staff maintains a BPAC project review lookahead schedule that outlines which projects will be presented to the BPAC and when this review is anticipated to occur.
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
The CAC was created in 1986, with the passage of the first Measure B, and since then its members have represented the voice of the public and have served as liaisons between the Alameda CTC and local communities and businesses in Alameda County on the implementation of Measure B programs and projects. The mission if the CAC has now been fulfilled. This committee is on hold until further notice.
Independent Watchdog Committee (IWC)
The IWC, listed in the 2000 Measure B Expenditure Plan as the Citizens Watchdog Committee and the 2014 Measure BB Expenditure Plan as the Independent Watchdog Committee, makes sure Measure B and Measure BB tax dollars are improving transportation in Alameda County, as promised to voters. The IWC scrutinizes all Measure B and BB expenditures and reports directly to the public each year on these expenditures (see the most recent CWC Annual Report). All 17 members must be Alameda County residents and are appointed for a two-year term, as follows:
IWC members are not elected officials at any level of government nor public employees from agencies that either oversee or benefit from the proceeds of the sales tax measure. IWC generally meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Meetings are open to the public.
Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)
PAPCO makes decisions on transportation funding for seniors and people with disabilities to address planning and coordination issues regarding paratransit services in Alameda County. PAPCO members advise Alameda CTC on the development and implementation of paratransit programs, including a grant program. All 23 members must be Alameda County residents who use transportation that supports seniors and people with disabilities. Members are appointed for a two-year term as follows:
PAPCO is supported by a Paratransit Technical Advisory Committee (ParaTAC) comprised of Alameda CTC funded paratransit providers in Alameda County. PAPCO generally meets on every fourth Monday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Meetings are open to the public.