At its first Commission meeting of 2018, the Alameda CTC unanimously elected Supervisor Richard Valle as its chair, and San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter as vice chair.
â€œIâ€™m truly honored to be elected to serve as chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission,â€ says Chair Valle, who has been a member of the Commission since 2012. â€œIt is a great privilege to lead Alameda CTC in partnership with my colleagues, as we deliver critically important transportation programs and projects throughout Alameda County. This year we will focus on leveraging our local Measure BB funds to close project funding gaps with new state and regional funds.â€
Upon taking this leadership role, Chair Valle outlined several priorities for 2018, among many, including:
- Advancing our rail strategy in partnership with other agencies and Union Pacific Railroad, while expanding our Safe Routes to Schools program to include a rail safety education program to reduce pedestrian collisions;
- Major multimodal corridor improvements;
- Update of the bicycle and pedestrian plan, including the Niles Canyon Trail;
- Express lane expansion; and
- Expanding the Affordable Student Transit Pass Program.
â€œIâ€™m excited to be part of the leadership of Alameda CTC to continue our collaborative work as we deliver projects and programs to the public. Thanks to the voter-approved Measure BB, we are working to improve mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians, support our transportation infrastructure, and leverage our local funding in order to meet the demands on the regional transportation network,â€ says Vice Chair Pauline Cutter, Mayor of the City of San Leandro.
The chair and vice chair are elected to serve a one-year term. A complete list of Commissioners may be found here.