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Community Voices

We invite you to experience the diversity of transportation choices in Alameda County through our Community Voices project. Through your voices, we highlight the ways in which the range of transportation options in Alameda County (from sidewalks and bike paths to BART, local streets, roads and express lanes) are vital to the health, quality of life and mobility for all of us. If you are interested in contributing a Community Voice, email us

Brett Jones

Aug 24, 2015 at 11:06am


Dr. Brett Jones owns a chiropractic office on MacArthur Boulevard in the Laurel District of Oakland. He lives in the neighborhood and walks to work.

"One thing I love about being in the Bay Area (in a list of many), is the convenience of having multiple options for getting around town. Luckily, I have the luxury of living close to where I work and get to walk every day to my office in the Laurel District. Read more ...

Arianna Vaewsorn

Aug 11, 2015 at 12:42pm

  Arianna Vaewsorn works for Alameda County’s Public Health Department. She travels all around the county visiting clients and attending public meetings – and does so without owning a car. She uses BART, AC Transit, her bike and a county car (electric or hybrid) for all her transportation around Alameda County. Read more ...

Jenny Shu

Aug 11, 2015 at 12:41pm


Jenny Shu loves the choices provided in Alameda County for her commute. She rides her bike and takes BART to work in the Rockridge neighborhood in Oakland nearly every day, now that BART allows bikes onboard at all times. Read more ...

Alameda CTC Chair Scott Haggerty

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:06pm

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty helped spearhead the creation of the Alameda CTC (by merging two agencies), and has served as its Chair since January 2013. Read more....

Alameda CTC Vice Chair Rebecca Kaplan

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:07pm

As Oakland’s City Council President Pro Tem, and Vice Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Commissioner Kaplan spends a lot of time traveling throughout Alameda County. Read more....

Raj Murthy

Aug 6, 2014 at 5:26pm

Raj Murthy works with Alameda CTC to oversee the project controls side of many of the capital projects, and he is passionate about transportation technology. He is currently focusing on the I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility project --  also called 80 Smart Corridor -- which broke ground in fall 2012 will be activated in early 2015. Read more....

Diane Shaw

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:11pm

  Diane Shaw has been a resident of Fremont for 28 years and an active member of Alameda CTC Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) since July 2012.         Read more....

Shawn Fong

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:08pm

An Oakland resident since 1996, Shawn Fong has been an avid transit rider for over 25 years. She rides her bike to transit, and she spearheaded a senior Clipper card for Fremont residents. Read more....

Preston Jordan

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:09pm

Preston Jordan, a Bay Area resident for 30 years, rides the six miles (and 1,000 feet up) from his home in Albany to his job at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley on his bicycle. Read more....

Midori Tabata

Feb 4, 2014 at 1:10pm


Midori Tabata is the Chair of Alameda CTC’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), a position she has held since July of 2009. Read more....


Mark Estes

Aug 6, 2014 at 5:27pm

Mark Estes works at the Alameda County Law Library, nearly a 10 mile commute one-way from his home. He gets to work using a variety of transportation options, rarely using his car, and more often than not, riding his bicycle, motorcycle or public transit. Read more....

Neal McCarthy

Feb 6, 2014 at 4:16pm

Neal McCarthy lives in Walnut Creek and commutes daily to his job in Pleasanton. He participates in Alameda County’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program – which supports his goal to not commute as a solo driver. Read more.....