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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....

As an avid bicyclist, she is excited by the commission’s work to create the next generation of bikeways – along with a continued, concerted effort in local street and road repair.

“By filling potholes, we create thousands of local jobs – and enhance safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers alike,” said Commissioner Kaplan.  “I’m proud to support Alameda CTC’s commitment to creating jobs and investing in projects to improve, maintain and operate our growing transportation system – and make it easier for people to get around.  Our work towards smoother roads will also reduce wear and tear – and other problems – for cars, trucks and bikes.

“The Alameda CTC is dedicated to modernizing and improving service for our growing transit network – like BART and AC Transit – which will create a stronger economic future for our region. One great example is the free Broadway Shuttle – “The B” – which connects growing areas like Jack London Square, Uptown and Lake Merritt with vital transit hubs like BART and the ferry. A joint project of the City of Oakland and AC Transit, “the B” is a success story for modernizing and expanding transit to improve air quality and expand economic opportunity.

“And I’m proud to support the creation of a bike station in downtown Oakland – near 19th Street BART – where people will be able to safely store and service their bicycles.”

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