Economic Vitality: Support the growth of Alameda County’s economy and vibrant local communities through a transportation system that is safe, reliable, efficient, cost-effective, high-capacity and integrated with sustainable transit-oriented development facilitating multimodal local, regional, and interregional travel.To implement this, Alameda CTC oversees and develops a variety of initiatives and planning activities that strengthen connections between transportation, land use, and economic development. Prioritizing the development of housing and employment centers along transit corridors (often referred to as Transit Oriented Development – or TOD), is one example of how these elements can be integrated to support sustainable growth and increased access to economic opportunity.
Priority Development AreasPriority Development Areas (PDAs) provide a regional growth framework for concentrating future housing and jobs around high-quality transit in an effort to decrease the need for driving and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cities and counties locally-nominate areas that meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Transit-Rich: have high quality transportation infrastructure in place that can support additional growth
- Connected Community: offer basic transit services and have adopted policies that support increased mobility options while reducing automobile travel