Alameda CTC Receives Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Rail Safety Education Program

Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) received a $200,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will fund a year-long program to address the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists near active roadway and rail crossings.

Alameda CTC Chair Richard Valle, Alameda County District 2 Supervisor noted, “Alameda CTC is pleased to advance critical rail safety education in Alameda County with the support of this important OTS grant. We are implementing rail safety education training in elementary, middle and high schools in Alameda County, integrating the training into our Countywide Safe Routes to Schools Program. Our hands on, in-class room training will be at 25 schools in the coming year, and we look to expand the program in the following years so all our students in Alameda County can receive the important safety education and awareness around rail.”

Educational efforts funded by the OTS grant will be implemented via Alameda CTC’s Safe Routes to Schools Program.

For additional information, see our press release.