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Lifeline Transportation Program

The Lifeline Transportation Program is a regional program developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that is intended to support projects that address mobility and accessibility needs in low-income communities throughout the region. The Lifeline Program supports community-based transportation projects that are developed through a collaborative and inclusive planning process, improve a range of transportation choices and address transportation gaps and/or barriers identified in Community-based Transportation Plans (CBTPs) or other substantive local planning efforts involving outreach to low-income populations. Alameda CTC administers the Lifeline Transportation Program within Alameda County.

Cycle 5 Call for Projects

On February 23, 2018, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) released a call for projects for the Cycle 5 Lifeline Transportation Program.

Applications are due electronically to Alameda CTC by 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

MTC has funded Cycle 5 with a combination of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and State Transit Assistance (STA) sources which can fund both operations and capital projects. Both sources require a local match. Based on MTC’s Cycle 5 fund estimate, a total of approximately $4.8 million is available for Alameda County for use in fiscal years 2018-19 and/or 2019-20.

Eligible projects must meet the goals of the Lifeline Transportation Program and meet the eligibility requirements of at least one of the available funding sources. Eligible applicants/direct funding recipients are limited to transit agencies, but an eligible transit agency may sponsor and apply for funding on behalf of an eligible sub-recipient, including cities and nonprofit organizations.

Application Materials

Project-specific Resolution of Local Support (Due May 25, 2018)

Additional Resources

Staff contacts:

Andrea Gomez, or 510.208.7456
Jacki Taylor, or 510.208.7413