The City of San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter and the City of Emeryville Councilmember John Bauters were unanimously re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, to the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) at its first Commission meeting of 2021.
“It is a privilege to continue to lead Alameda CTC in partnership with Vice Chair Bauters and all other Commissioners as we forge ahead to deliver crucial projects and programs, especially during these difficult and disconcerting times as we navigate Covid-19,” says Chair Cutter.
When initially elected, Chair Cutter outlined several priorities for 2020 and beyond, with the Countywide Transportation Plan, updated in 2020, guiding Alameda CTC’s decision-making over the next 30 years to prioritize projects, programs and strategic priorities. In addition to her initial priorities, Chair Cutter’s key initiatives for 2021 include:
- Advancement of Active Transportation and safety for all ages and abilities.
- Advancement of Transit Oriented Development that supports transportation, housing and jobs through strong partnerships.
- Delivery of environmentally supportive and equity-focused investments and programs, including transit, bike and pedestrian improvements, and new technologies for clean air and safe communities.
“It is exciting to continue this collaborative work, and I concur with Chair Cutter that ensuring safe mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians is paramount,” says Vice Chair Bauters. “And the way we do that is with projects like the I-80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project that will reconfigure the interchange, improve navigation and safety, while also closing the gap in local and regional bicycle facilities between the Bay Trail and North Berkeley.”
Alameda CTC’s Chair and Vice Chair are elected to serve a one-year term.