The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) is Alameda County’s long-range policy document that guides transportation funding decisions for the County’s transportation system. Every four years, working together with residents, businesses and communities, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) prepares and updates the CTP. The current update to this plan, the Draft 2020 CTP, is seeking input through a Countywide Transportation Priorities survey. Public input will inform the Countywide Transportation Plan, which guides transportation investments in Alameda County for the next 10 to 30 years.
The Plan envisions that: “Alameda County residents, businesses and visitors will be served by a premier transportation system that supports a vibrant and livable Alameda County through a connected and integrated multimodal transportation system promoting sustainability, access, transit operations, public health and economic opportunities.”
Goals for the Alameda County transportation system are:
- Accessible, affordable and equitable
- Safe, healthy and sustainable
- High-quality and modern infrastructure, and
- Economic vitality
The Draft 2020 CTP includes strategies to meet transportation needs for all users in Alameda County, including projects and other improvements for new and existing freeways, local streets and roads, public transit (paratransit, buses, rails, ferries), as well as facilities and programs to support bicycling and walking. The completed plan is scheduled for release in fall 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on transportation and travel habits. By taking this survey, residents and commuters in Alameda County have a unique opportunity to share their opinions about what countywide transportation issues matter most to them—prior to the state and county shelter-in-place orders, while pandemic measures are in place, and future transportation needs. Survey results will inform recommendations in the plan on transportation priorities within communities, the county, and connecting to the broader Bay Area.
For more information about the Countywide Transportation Plan, including background information and upcoming milestones, please visit Alameda CTC’s Countywide Transportation Plan web page.