Committees

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.

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.

Alameda County Technical Adivsory Committee (ACTAC)

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.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

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.

Independent Watchdog Committee (IWC)

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.

Independent Watchdog Committee email: IndependentWatchdog@alamedactc.org

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

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.