The 2020 Community-Based Transportation Plan (CBTP) summarizes transportation needs and issues in Alameda County’s low-income communities and communities of color. The CBTP was developed based on outcomes of community engagement and technical analysis.
Map of CBTP study areas
Core Findings of 2020 CBTPThroughout Alameda County’s diverse CBTP communities, the following overarching needs were identified: Chapter 7 of the CBTP details recommendations and actions for each of these needs, as well as planned transportation projects by jurisdiction that will improve conditions in these communities.
What is the CBTP?The CBTP program was launched in 2002 by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). MTC subsequently identified Equity Priority Communities (formally called Communities of Concern) throughout the region, which are communities that have a high concentration of both minority and low-income households or that have a high concentration of other factors including people with disabilities, seniors, and/or cost-burdened renters. Since 2001, MTC has been using data from the American Community Survey to identify communities (census tracts) that may have historically faced disadvantage and underinvestment due to their background or socioeconomic status. MTC has continually made updates to the framework definition — and the data are updated every four years — as part of the updates to Plan Bay Area. These communities are currently called Equity Priority Communities. The last set of CBTPs for Alameda County was completed between 2004 and 2009. Low-income and minority communities at the time consisted of five communities in the North and Central parts of the county, for which separate CBTPs were developed:
- Central Alameda County (unincorporated Cherryland and Ashland portions of Hayward and South Hayward) Community Based Transportation Plan (2004) (13 census tracts)
- Alameda Community Based Transportation Plan (2009) (15 census tracts)
- West and South Berkeley Community Based Transportation Plan (2007) (9 census tracts)
- Central and East Oakland Community Based Transportation Plan (2007) (54 census tracts)
- West Oakland Community Based Transportation Plan (2006) (13 census tracts)