The California Transportation Foundation (CTF), in recognition of excellence in California transportation, celebrates its 31st Annual Transportation Awards winners today. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is pleased to announce that its former Chair (2013-2016) and longtime Commissioner, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, has been named CTF’s Person of the Year.
Alameda CTC jointly nominated Supervisor Haggerty for this CTF award with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Currently in his second term as MTC Chair, Scott Haggerty has served with diligence and commitment in an effort to develop and deliver transformative transportation projects, programs and policies with the highest level of transparency and accountability throughout his career. Alameda CTC Chair Pauline Cutter noted, “I am delighted to congratulate Scott Haggerty for being named Person of the Year. In his 24 years of service, Supervisor Haggerty has been one of our strongest and most successful transportation leaders in the Bay Area. On our Commission, he has been directly involved in achieving voter support for billions of dollars to fund rail, bus, road, highway and active transportation projects. For all of us who know him, we see the lasting effect of his work in almost every transportation system in Alameda County and the Bay Area. There could not be a more deserving person.”
Under Supervisor Haggerty’s leadership, Alameda CTC has been able to achieve a number of significant accomplishments and led many transformative initiatives, positively impacting transportation in Alameda County and the entire Bay Area. During his tenure as Alameda CTC’s Chair, he led:
- The development of the 2014 Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan, gaining approval of the Plan from the Alameda CTC Commission, all jurisdictions in Alameda County, and many significant stakeholders and advocacy groups.
- The effort to pass Measure BB, generating over $8 billion over 30 years for critical transportation needs across the County, benefiting mobility, accessibility and the economy.
- Delivery of a more than $800 million Proposition 1B Bond-funded Capital Program, which included:
- I-580 Carpool Lanes Project
- I-880 Southbound Carpool Lane Project
- I-880/23rd and 29th Streets Interchange Reconstruction Project—honored this year as a CTF Interchange Project of the Year finalist
- I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility Project
- Delivery of the 2000 Measure B Capital Program almost 10 years ahead of schedule. This Capital Program included:
- BART Warm Springs Extension
- BART Oakland Airport Connector
- Route 84 Expressway in the Tri-Valley
- Alameda CTC’s ability to acquire AAA credit ratings from Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services for Measure B sales tax revenue bonds—the highest possible rating, reflecting the rating agencies confidence in Alameda CTC’s leadership and financial strength.
Supervisor Haggerty has also spearheaded:
- Alameda County and the Bay Area’s first Northern California Goods Movement Collaborative effort.
- Securing funding to build express lanes on Interstates 580 and 680.
- Development of numerous innovative programs, including the Affordable Student Transit Pass and Safe Routes to Schools programs.
- Bringing the BART system for the first time to Santa Clara County.
- Establishment of the Valley Link partnership with northern San Joaquin Valley communities to deliver a new inter-regional passenger rail connection extending rail service east from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to Livermore and over the Altamont Pass to connect to communities in the Central Valley.
Transportation in Alameda County and the Bay Area has been transformed for the better by the dedicated service and tremendous efforts of Supervisor Scott Haggerty.