What is the CTP?The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) establishes near-term priorities and guides the long-term decision-making of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), with a vision for the county’s complex transportation system to encourage vibrant and livable communities. The CTP is updated every four years and serves as a key input into the Region’s transportation plan, Plan Bay Area. The current update to the CTP is called the Draft 2020 CTP and it includes transportation needs out to the year 2050.
2020 CTP Vision and GoalsThe CTP Vision and Goals were adopted by the Alameda CTC in fall 2019. These will guide Alameda CTC’s work as we implement the recommendations in the 2020 CTP. The vision is:
The goals for the transportation system in Alameda County are:
Draft Core RecommendationsThe Draft 2020 CTP represents the culmination of nearly two years of an iterative planning process involving community outreach, partner agency engagement, and technical analysis. Although the CTP is a long-range plan, the core recommendations of the plan include transportation projects and programs to advance in the next 10 years and a set of strategies with actions that help implement the vision and goals. The core recommendations will guide Alameda CTC decision-making in the coming years:
- 10-Year Priority Projects and Programs. A set of projects and programs that will address current transportation needs throughout Alameda County and work towards the countywide vision and goals. This list also includes programs that represent long-standing agency commitments.
- Strategies and Near-Term Actions. A set of strategies based on guiding principles, industry best practices, and an analysis of gaps in the project list that will complement the 10-Year Priority Projects and Programs. These can inform funding, advocacy, policy, planning, technical assistance, and project implementation. Near-Term Actions have been identified to implement strategies over the next four years, until the next update of the CTP.
Plan Development and Public Outreach
Draft Needs Assessment Chapters (uploaded September 2020)
Needs Summaries by Planning AreaAlameda County has been broken up into four areas for planning purposes. Alameda CTC refers to these as Planning Areas. The findings of the Needs Assessment for each Planning Area are summarized within individual documents. These documents can be found below.
- North Planning Area (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont)
- Central Planning Area (San Leandro, Hayward, Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland)
- East Planning Area (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore)
- South Planning Area (Newark, Union City, Fremont)
Needs Assessment Reference DocumentsThe Needs Assessment pulls together a variety of reports and plans conducted by the agency over the last few years. For more information and detail on specific transportation modes, please see the following resources on the Alameda CTC website:
Draft findings from the CBTP are included in a staff report and presentation from May 2020:
- Community-Based Transportation Plan Update Memo
- Community-Based Transportation Plan Update Presentation
- Draft CBTP Recommendations (revised, September 2020)
In addition to the prioritizing projects on the 10-year list, the Draft 2020 CTP also reinforces long-standing agency commitments to the following key programs:
- Safe Routes to Schools
- Student Transit Pass Program
- Paratransit and Senior Mobility
- Transit Operations
- State of Good Repair (Local Streets and Roads)
- ** Improve Safety on the High-Injury Network, with an eye towards community disparities.
- ** Support Context-Appropriate Speed Limit Setting and Automated Speed Enforcement Policies.
- Modernize Interchanges for Safer Multimodal Travel, including addressing pedestrian experience at underpasses.
- ** Enhance Safety at At-Grade Rail Crossings
- ** Improve Bus Service Frequency, Reliability, Quality and Travel Time.
- ** Manage the Curb to Balance Needs of Multiple Users.
- ** Build the Low-Stress Walking and Biking Network, including low-stress facilities on arterials and/or alternative routes.
- ** Plan and Deliver Urban Greenways and Trails.
- Coordinate with Caltrans for Faster Project Advancement and Innovation.
- Support Modern Traffic Signals that Operate Seamlessly Across Jurisdictions and Deliver Robust Transit Signal Priority.
- Address Navigation Apps Directing Regional Travelers to Local Streets.
- Support Placemaking and Economic Development Through Street Design.
- ** Manage Truck Parking and Congestion.
- Enhance Interregional Rail Service.
- ** Provide Seamless Transit Connections.
- Create a Continuous Managed Lane Network.
- Provide Express Bus Service and Bus Prioritization on Freeways and Approaches.
- ** Improve Priority Freight Routes and Shift More Freight to Rail.
- Proactively Plan for and Support Climate Resiliency Efforts.
- Incentivize Non-Single Occupant Vehicle Use and efforts to reduce vehicle miles traveled.
- ** Improve Fare Integration and Explore Affordable Fare Options.
- ** Expand First/Last-Mile Options and Improve Access to Major Transit Hubs.
- Explore Innovative, Agile Solutions to Supplement Transit, e.g. in low density settings or to serve older adults; consider potential impacts of innovative strategies.
- Support necessary transit O&M facilities
- ** Support advancing an Electrified Future for all modes, including Infrastructure for Near-Zero/Zero-Emission Truck Technology.
- Plan for an Automated Future (incl. addressing workforce issues, congestion impacts and vehicle miles traveled).
- Advance New Mobility Strategy
- Take the Survey! Please take this 5-minute survey to provide feedback about what kinds of improvements you would like to see in your community and help Alameda CTC prioritize transportation investments over the next decade.
- Provide General Comments: Please fill out this comment card if you have general comments on the Draft 2020 CTP.
Alameda CTC Committee and Commission Meeting MaterialsBelow are key presentations and memoranda prepared as part of the Draft 2020 CTP process. Materials were presented to the Alameda CTC Planning, Policy, and Legislation Committee (PPLC); Multimodal Committee (MMC) and Projects and Programs Committee (PPC).
- CTP Draft Approach July 2019 PPLC
- CTP Vision and Goals September 2019 Commission
- Shared Mobility/Transportation Network Companies October 2019 PPLC
- CTP Needs Assessment Part 1 January 2020 PPLC
- CTP Needs Assessment Part 2 March 2020 PPLC
- Community-Based Transportation Plan May 2020 PPLC
- CTP Draft Multimodal Strategies June 2020 MMC
- CTP Draft Core Recommendations and COVID-19 July 2020 Commission
Initial COVID-19 Response Planning and Actions
- Funding Modifications for COVID-19 June PPC memo
- COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program July PPC memo
- CTP Draft Core Recommendations and COVID-19 July 2020 Commission
Opportunities to provide learn more about regional issues related to the Draft 2020 CTP:
- Bay Area-wide transportation planning: Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint
- Planning for rising sea levels: Bay Adapt