About Us

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 efforts; programs local, regional, state and federal funding; and delivers projects and programs including those approved by voters in Alameda County transportation expenditure plans for Measure B, Measure BB and the Vehicle Registration Fee.

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 elected representatives from AC Transit and BART.

Alameda CTC's main responsibilities are to:

Plan

Alameda CTC Plans

Alameda CTC develops a range of plans that guide transportation development and funding decisions.

Fund

Alameda CTC funding

Alameda CTC distributes funds for numerous transportation project and program investments.

Deliver

Alameda CTC delivers

Alameda CTC funds and oversees numerous transportation capital projects in Alameda County.

Alameda CTC has several standing committees and receives regular public input from advisory committees made up of the public and agency partners. The public is invited to participate at Commission and committee meetings to help us fulfill our promise to voters to improve transportation and foster a vibrant and livable Alameda County.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity in all aspects of business contracting and employment. For additional information, see our Title VI webpage.

The Commission is comprised of 22 members, with the following representation:

  • All five Alameda County Supervisors
  • Two Oakland representatives
  • One representative from each of the other 13 cities
  • AC Transit
  • BART

Commission meetings are held at 1111 Broadway, Suite 800 in downtown Oakland at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. See the meetings calendar for links to agendas, materials and minutes.

Chair: Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, District 2

Vice Chair: San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter

Jurisdiction Member Alternate
AC Transit Board President Elsa Ortiz Board Director H.E. Christian Peeples
Alameda County, District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty Vice Mayor Raj Salwan
Alameda County, District 2 Supervisor Richard Valle Councilmember Mike Bucci
Alameda County, District 3 Supervisor Wilma Chan Vice Mayor Deborah Cox
Alameda County, District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley Vacant
Alameda County, District 5 Supervisor Keith Carson Vice Mayor Peggy McQuaid
BART Vice President Rebecca Saltzman Director Robert Raburn
City of Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft Councilmember Jim Oddie
City of Albany Mayor Rochelle Nason Councilmember Nick Pilch
City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin Councilmember Lori Droste
City of Dublin Mayor David Haubert Councilmember Arun Goel
City of Emeryville Councilmember John Bauters Mayor Ally Medina
City of Fremont Mayor Lily Mei Vacant
City of Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday Councilmember Elisa Márquez
City of Livermore, South Mayor John Marchand Councilmember Bob Coomber
City of Newark Councilmember Luis Freitas Councilmember Maria Collazo
City of Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb Councilmember Abel Guillen
City of Oakland, North Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan Councilmember Abel Guillen
City of Piedmont Vice Mayor Teddy King Mayor Bob McBain
City of Pleasanton, South Mayor Jerry Thorne Councilmember Kathy Narum
City of San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter Vacant
City of Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Councilmember Emily Duncan

The Alameda County Transportation Commission has established five standing committees to assist the Commission in fulfilling the agency’s mission, as well as two committees to oversee operations of the I-580 and I-680 Express Lanes. See the meetings calendar for links to agendas, materials and minutes.

Finance and Administration Committee (FAC): The functions and authority of the FAC are agency operations and performance; human resources and personnel policies and procedures; administrative code; salary and benefits; procurement policies and procedures; procurement of administrative contracts; contract preference programs for entities such as local business enterprises, small business enterprises and disabled business enterprises; bid protests and complaints related to administrative contract procurement; annual budget and financial reports; investment policy and reports; audit reports, financial reporting, internal controls and risk management; and the annual work program.

Goods Movement Planning Committee (GMPC): The matters within the jurisdiction of the GMPC are goods-movement-specific plans and studies, beyond those addressed in the Planning, Policy and Legislation Committee; goods movement partnership and collaboration; goods movement-specific policy development; updates on Goods Movement Plan implementation from staff and other agencies; local, state and federal funding pertaining to goods movement projects and programs; and local, state and federal legislative issues pertaining to goods movement.

I-580 Express Lanes Policy Committee (I-580 PC): The functions and authority of the I-580 PC are policy, management and operations of the I-580 Express Lanes in the Tri-Valley. The I-580 PC considers and recommends policies to the Commission for delivery and operation of the toll facility on a regular basis and coordinates policies with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in relation to its express lane network policies. The I-580 PC consists of the Commission chair and one representative from each of the following jurisdictions: Alameda County and the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

I-680 Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority (I-680 JPA): The functions and authority of the I-680 JPA are management, operations and performance of the I-680 Express Lane as well as development of the annual report. The Sunol Smart Carpool Lane JPA consists of five elected officials, four voting members from Alameda County and one voting member from Santa Clara County. Voting rights were determined based on each county’s share of road miles within the corridor.

Programs and Projects Committee (PPC): The functions and authority of the PPC are local, state, congestion management agency Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), TFCA Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) programs and Expenditure Plan programs and projects; local, state and federally funded projects and funding programs; the annual strategic plan for programs and projects; funding requests from project sponsors and other eligible recipients; paratransit services programs and projects; bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs; funding allocations to various transportation programs and projects; eminent domain proceedings; environmental evaluations; contract procurement; good faith efforts policies and procedures; and bid protests and complaints regarding engineering and construction contract procurement.

Planning, Policy and Legislation Committee (PPLC): The functions and authority of the PPLC are the Congestion Management Program; Countywide Transportation Plan; federal, state, regional and local transportation and land-use planning policies and studies; amendments to the 1986 Expenditure Plan or the 2000 Expenditure Plans; amendments to the VRF Expenditure Plan; transit-oriented development and priority development area projects and programs; the annual legislative program; state and federal legislative matters; general and targeted outreach programs; and advisory committee performance and effectiveness.

Transit Planning Committee (TPC): The matters within the jurisdiction of the TPC are transit-specific plans and studies, beyond those addressed in PPLC; transit-specific policy coordination; transit collaboration efforts with other agencies; updates on transit plan implementation from staff and other agencies; local, state and federal funding pertaining to transit; and local, state and federal legislative issues pertaining to transit.

Advisory Committees

Members of the public are invited to serve on the following advisory committees. Each of these committees carries out important transportation-related functions. Community advisory members must be Alameda County residents, and technical advisory members represent an agency. 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.

The Alameda CTC executive director chairs the ACTAC, the technical advisory committee to Alameda CTC. Members provide technical expertise, analysis and recommendations related to transportation planning, programming and funding.

ACTAC is comprised of:

  • Two staff representatives from each agency represented on the Commission (each city in Alameda County, the county, AC Transit and BART).
  • One staff representative from each of the following agencies: Altamont Corridor Express, Alameda CTC, Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Port of Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority and Union City Transit.

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.

Meeting Dates and Agenda Packets

Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee Bylaws

Established in 2003, the BPAC involves interested community members in Alameda CTC’s policy, planning and implementation efforts related to bicycling and walking, with the goal of increasing the safety and convenience of walking and bicycling conditions in Alameda County to increase the proportion of trips made by walking and bicycling.

All 11 members must be Alameda County residents and are appointed for a two-year term as follows:

  • One per county supervisor
  • One per county supervisorial district, appointed by the Mayor’s Conference
  • One to represent transit agencies, appointed by Alameda CTC

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.

About the Committee and Application Form

Meeting Dates and Agenda Packets

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Bylaws

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Member Roster

The IWC, listed in the 2000 Measure B Expenditure Plan as the Citizens Watchdog Committee and in 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 IWC Annual Report).

All 17 members must be Alameda County residents and are appointed for a two-year term, as follows:

    • One per district, appointed by the Board of Supervisors
    • One per district, appointed by the Mayor’s Conference

One nominated by each organization specified in the Expenditure Plan:

    • Alameda County Economic Development Alliance for Business
    • Alameda County Labor Council
    • Alameda County Taxpayers’ Association
    • Alameda County Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee
    • Bike East Bay
    • League of Women Voters
    • Sierra Club

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 quarterly on the second Monday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Meetings are open to the public.

About the Committee and Application Form

Meeting Dates and Agenda Packets

Independent Watchdog Committee Bylaws

Independent Watchdog Committee Member Roster

Independent Watchdog Committee email: IndependentWatchdog@alamedactc.org

PAPCO makes recommendations to improve the planning and coordination of transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities 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:

  • One per county supervisor (five total)
  • One per city (14 total)
  • One per transit agency (AC Transit, BART, LAVTA, Union City Transit)

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.

About the Committee and Application Form

Meeting Dates and Agenda Packets

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee Bylaws

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee Member Roster

Alameda CTC maintains financial records and reports beginning July 22, 2010.

For more detailed information, please see our Financials page.

Alameda County Transportation Commission Executive Team

Arthur L. Dao, Executive Director

Arthur L. Dao
Executive Director
adao@alamedactc.org

Under Dao's leadership, Alameda CTC developed the transformative 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan that was overwhelmingly approved by Alameda County voters in November 2014 to provide over $8 billion of transportation investments in the County over the next 30 years. These transportation infrastructure investments are expected to support growth, economic development, and the environment in the entire region. Dao brings 30 years of transportation engineering and management experience to Alameda CTC. As deputy director of the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority from 2001 to 2010, his leadership resulted in early delivery of transportation solutions for the residents and businesses in Alameda County. Dao is a graduate of University of California at Davis and is a registered professional engineer.

Tess Lengyel, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy

Tess Lengyel
Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy
tlengyel@alamedactc.org

As Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy, Tess Lengyel is responsible for policy, legislation and public affairs, and directs all short- and long-range transportation planning for Alameda County. She led the development of the 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan that was approved by 70.76 percent of Alameda County voters as Measure BB in November 2014, and she spearheaded the public education efforts that helped the transportation sales tax measure, Measure B, pass with 81.5 percent support in 2000. Lengyel holds a degree in planning and policy/environmental studies and brings over 25 years of experience to Alameda CTC.

Patricia Reavey, Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration

Patricia Reavey
Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration
preavey@alamedactc.org

As Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Patricia Reavey has built a focused team to streamline systems and implement cost-effective methods that ensure accountability, transparency and internal control. She brings over 25 years of experience to Alameda CTC and has worked with SamTrans, Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, where she was Director of Finance, as well as with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Reavey holds a bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of California.

Alameda CTC Staff

Alameda CTC Staff

Name Title E-mail Address Phone
Linda Adams Executive Assistant ladams@alamedactc.org 510.208.7418
Aleida Andrino-Chavez Associate Transportation Planner aandrino-chavez@alamedactc.org 510.208.7480
Lily Balinton Director of Finance lbalinton@alamedactc.org 510.208.7416
Vivek Bhat Director of Programming and Project Controls vbhat@alamedactc.org 510.208.7430
E.W. Cheng Senior Administrative Analyst echeng@alamedactc.org 510.208.7420
Seung Cho Director of Procurement and Information Technology scho@alamedactc.org 510.208.7472
Carolyn Clevenger Director of Planning cclevenger@alamedactc.org 510.208.7496
Jhay Delos Reyes Senior Transportation Engineer jdelosreyes@alamedactc.org 510.208.7469
Andrea Gomez Assistant Transportation Planner agomez@alamedactc.org 510.208.7456
Vanessa Herrera Assistant Administrative Analyst vherrera@alamedactc.org 510.208.7429
Amy Ho Associate Administrative Analyst aho@alamedactc.org 510.208.7438
Minyoung Kim Senior Transportation Engineer mkim@alamedactc.org 510.208.7411
Christine Lacsamana Senior Accountant clacsamana@alamedactc.org 510.208.7447
Leslie Lara-Enriquez Associate Program Analyst LLEnriquez@alamedactc.org 510.208.7461
Queenie Lau Accountant qlau@alamedactc.org 510.208.7443
Vanessa Lee Clerk of the Commission vlee@alamedactc.org 510.208.7436
Kate Lefkowitz Associate Transportation Planner klefkowitz@alamedactc.org 510.208.7471
Ericka Leiva Accounting Technician eleiva@alamedactc.org 510.208.7455
Angelina Leong Assistant Transportation Engineer aleong@alamedactc.org 510.208.7427
Chris Marks Associate Transportation Planner cmarks@alamedactc.org 510.208.7453
Yoana Navarro Accounting Manager ynavarro@alamedactc.org 510.208.7431
John Nguyen Senior Transportation Planner jnguyen@alamedactc.org 510.208.7419
Trinity Nguyen Director of Project Delivery tnguyen@alamedactc.org 510.208.7441
Krystle Pasco Assistant Program Analyst kpasco@alamedactc.org 510.208.7467
Jesse Peoples Associate Transportation Engineer jpeoples@alamedactc.org 510.208.7487
Elizabeth Rutman Director of Express Lanes Implementation and Operations erutman@alamedactc.org 510.208.7483
Cathleen Sullivan Principal Transportation Planner csullivan@alamedactc.org 510.208.7484
Saravana Suthanthira Principal Transportation Planner ssuthanthira@alamedactc.org 510.208.7426
Ashley Tam Associate Transportation Engineer atam@alamedactc.org 510.208.7459
Jacki Taylor Senior Program Analyst jtaylor@alamedactc.org 510.208.7413
Kristen Villanueva Senior Transportation Planner kvillanueva@alamedactc.org 510.208.7457

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