Jan 29, 2015 at 1:08pm
Alameda County voters said yes to Measure BB in November 2014, passing this critical transportation measure with 70 percent support. Allocations to cities and transit agencies have been flowing since July 2015.
The 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan, which responds to the county’s continued transportation needs, will be funded by Measure BB - approved by Alameda County voters on November 4, 2014, with 70 percent support. See map of election results. Measure BB will generate nearly $8 billion over 30 years for essential transportation improvements in every city throughout Alameda County.
“Passing Measure BB is a tremendous accomplishment, one that will be seen as a game changer for Alameda County and the Bay Area for decades to come,” said Alameda CTC Chair Supervisor Scott Haggerty. “Alameda County voters said yes to improving our roads, yes to better BART and buses, yes to supporting the mobility of students and seniors, yes to a cleaner and more sustainable transportation system, and yes to creating 150,000 good quality local jobs. Thank you Alameda County and to the many supporters who worked so hard on behalf of our transportation future.”
This Plan will:
- Expand BART, bus and commuter rail for reliable, safe and fast services, including BART expansion and improvements within Alameda County, bus service expansion and commuter rail service improvements.
- Keep fares affordable for seniors, youth and people with disabilities, including affordable senior shuttles, vans and services that help keep seniors independent, and critical funding for student transit passes to ensure youth can affordably get to school. It also funds reliable and inexpensive transportation for people with disabilities.
- Provide traffic relief, including funds to every city in the County to repave streets, fill potholes and upgrade local transportation infrastructure. It also invests in aging highway corridors to upgrade on and off ramps, using modern technology to manage traffic and improve safety.
- Improve air quality and provide clean transportation by reducing pollution using innovative technology and expanding bike and pedestrian paths, and BART, bus and commuter rail expansion and operations.
- Create good jobs within Alameda County by requiring local contracting that supports residents and businesses in Alameda County.
Strict accountability and performance measures ensure delivery. The 30-year Plan includes strict accountability measures to ensure all $8 billion for County transportation improvements are spent on approved projects. It requires open and transparent public processes to allocate funds, annual independent audits, an independent watchdog committee made up of people who live in Alameda County and annual compliance reports distributed to the public that detail costs and how specific performance measures are met.
- Additional information, including links to fact sheets, education and outreach materials, and a copy of the Plan.