Direct Local Program Distribution Payments

Alameda CTC manages the following three local fund sources and makes monthly direct local distribution payments to local jurisdictions and transit agencies for transportation improvements.

Measure B was passed by voters in 2000. The half-cent sales tax authorized by the 2000 Measure B will be in effect for 20 years; sales tax collection began on April 1, 2002 and will extend through March 31, 2022. Alameda CTC makes monthly Measure B direct local jurisdictions and transit agencies for the following programs:

  • Local Streets and Roads (including county bridges)
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian
  • Transit
  • Paratransit

Voters passed Measure BB in November 2014, and collection of the half-cent transportation sales tax by the Board of Equalization began on April 1, 2015. Alameda CTC began monthly direct local distributions to local jurisdictions and transit agencies, per the 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan, in July 2015.

The Measure F Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program was approved by voters in November 2010, with 63 percent of the vote. Collection of the $10 per year vehicle registration fee began in May 2011 and will continue to be imposed annually unless repealed. The fee will generate about $11 million per year by a $10 per year vehicle registration fee.

The goal of the VRF program is to sustain the County’s transportation network and reduce traffic congestion and vehicle-related pollution. The program includes four categories of projects:

  • Local Road Improvement and Repair Program (60 percent)
  • Transit for Congestion Relief (25 percent)
  • Local Transportation Technology (10 percent)
  • Pedestrian and Bicyclist Access and Safety Program (5 percent)

Alameda CTC will distribute an equitable share of the funds among the four planning areas of the county. Geographic equity will be measured by a formula, weighted 50 percent by population of the planning area and 50 percent of registered vehicles of the planning area. See the program expenditure plan.

Vehicle Registration Fee Audited Financial Statements and Program Compliance Reports are available here.

Alameda CTC makes monthly Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) direct local distribution payments to 14 cities in Alameda County and the County of Alameda for the Local Road Improvement and Repair Program. The agency also provides funds to local recipients through three VRF programs on a discretionary basis: Transit for Congestion Relief Program, Local Transportation Technology Program and Pedestrian and Bicyclist Access and Safety Program.