Lifeline Transportation Program
Notice of Call for Projects
Third Cycle Lifeline Transportation Program
Transit operator requests for Proposition 1B funds are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012
Applications for STA, JARC, or STP funds are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012
The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has released a call for projects for the Third Cycle (Cycle 3) Lifeline Transportation Program. The Lifeline Transportation Program is intended to fund projects that result in improved mobility for low-income residents. The Lifeline Program supports community-based transportation projects that are developed through a collaborative and inclusive planning process, improve a range of transportation choices, address transportation gaps and/or barriers identified in Community-based Transportation Plans (CBTPs) or other substantive local planning efforts involving outreach to low-income populations.
The Cycle 3 Lifeline Program is funded with a mix of federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds, State Transit Assistance (STA), and State Proposition 1B Transit funds. The JARC, STA and STP funds are available on a discretionary (competitive) basis to capital and operations projects, while MTC is distributing the Proposition 1B Transit (capital) funds by formula to eligible transit operators. Based on the Cycle 3 fund estimate, a total of approximately $9.5 million (total STA, JARC, and STP) is anticipated to be available for Alameda County projects over the three year funding cycle.
In order for proposed projects to be eligible for Lifeline funding, projects must meet the Lifeline program goals and also meet the eligibility requirements of at least one of the available funding sources. Priority project locations in Alameda County are those that have concentrations of low income populations, with at least 30% of the households living below 200% of the federal poverty level. Alameda County has completed five CBTPs which identify the transportation needs of these low-income areas. The CBTP areas include: South Hayward; Ashland and Cherryland areas of unincorporated Alameda County; South and West Berkeley; West, East and Central Oakland; and portions of Alameda. Projects in other areas of Alameda County that demonstrate that they meet the program requirements and goals may also be eligible.
The Alameda CTC will be hosting an application workshop at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 15th at 1333 Broadway, Suite 220, Oakland, California. The application material is posted below. Please contact Jacki Taylor, email@example.com, or 510-208-7413, with questions.
Proposition 1B Application Form-for Transit Operators only (See Table C of the MTC Guidance for distribution formula)