Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) received approval on May 16, 2019 from the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to receive $12.45 million in Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP) funding for an innovative freight technology project and $3.7 million to expand a countywide Safe Routes to Schools Program.
The innovative demonstration project for Freight Intelligent Transportation System (FITS) at the Port of Oakland was awarded $12.45 million for construction of what is to be the stateâ€™s most integrated set of advanced ITS technology to improve efficiency and reliability of truck traffic at the Port. This project is one of three landside improvement projects intended to improve truck and rail access to the Port of Oakland and build upon the significant state, local, and private-sector investments that have been made over the past decade as part of the redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base to modernize and expand rail facilities, warehousing, and transloading facilities to support the on-going productivity and efficiency of the Port of Oakland as the third busiest port in California and one of the top ten container ports in the nation.
Alameda CTC was also approved for a $3.7 million grant as part of the Senate Bill 1 Active Transportation Program, which will serve to launch the new Alameda County School Travel Opportunities Program, integrating two of Alameda CTCâ€™s active transportation programsâ€”Safe Routes to Schools and the Student Transit Pass Pilot Programâ€”providing a comprehensive active transportation program to Alameda County students with a specific focus on under-resourced schools. Alameda CTC intends to match this grant for a total program cost of $4.2 million.
â€œAlameda CTC is honored to have been selected for this countywide program that will expand safer walking and biking throughout Alameda County,â€ says Alameda CTC Chair Richard Valle, Alameda County District 2 Supervisor.
With these SB 1 investments, Alameda CTC will continue to strengthen the stateâ€™s economic competitiveness, reduce congestion, improve reliability, increase productivity, reduce adverse environmental and community impact, and keep our community safe as our children walk and bike throughout Alameda County.
For additional information, see the press release.