It's Time to Stand Up For Our Transportation Infrastructure
Apr 8, 2015 at 11:47am
On April 9, Alameda CTC joined more than 300 organizations in communities across the country to participate in nationwide Stand Up for Transportation Day - focused on urging Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding bill. Join us, stand up! #SU4T
Alameda County voters have made their commitment. We are one of 20 counties in California delivering super-majority, voter-approved transportation sales tax measures. Californians depend on this funding for transportation services and infrastructure - but we can’t do it alone. By 2040, the population of Alameda County is expected to increase 30 percent. To meet the growing need and future demand for a multimodal, accessible, affordable and safe transportation system that supports a healthy and clean environment and a robust economy, local, state and federal transportation funding must be reliable and long-term.
In California, regional and local funding accounts for the lion’s share of transportation funding. We rely on the federal government for less than 25 percent. But that 25 percent is critical to maintain and improve our transportation infrastructure.
Since 1986, Alameda County voters have stood up for transportation by approving three separate transportation sales taxes that have yielded billions of dollars for our local transportation system. We encourage the federal government to follow our lead – to provide funding opportunities to partner in taking care of transportation needs - including goods movement infrastructure that supports our nation.
Please join Alameda CTC, local transit agencies, leaders, students, riders and the business community on Thurdsay, April 9 at the Temporary Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco at 1pm, as we collectively call attention to the state of our nation’s transportation infrastructure and the need for improvements.
“Alameda County voters have stepped up – taxing themselves one cent on every dollar for critical transportation needs. But we can’t meet our needs alone. It is time for the federal government to pass a long-term and sustainable surface transportation bill.” - Alameda CTC Chair Supervisor Scott Haggerty