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One Bay Area Grant Program

The Federal One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) funding is intended to support Alameda CTC’s Sustainable Communities Strategy by linking transportation dollars to land-use decisions and targeting transportation investments to support priority development areas (PDAs). The OBAG program is funded with the Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality federal funding sources.

The OBAG program supports California’s climate law, Senate Bill 375, which requires a Sustainable Communities Strategy to integrate land use and transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Per the OBAG requirements 70 percent of the funds must be used toward transportation projects within PDAs.

Alameda CTC is responsible for selecting and programming the Alameda County share of OBAG funds provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The Cycle 1 OBAG program was adopted in May 2013. The Cycle 2 OBAG program is currently under development and is anticipated to be adopted in fall 2016.

Staff contact: Vivek Bhat, 510.208.7430,