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July 2, 2010 > ACTIA transportation forum to highlight south Alameda County transportation improvements

ACTIA transportation forum to highlight south Alameda County transportation improvements

Submitted By ACTIA

On Thursday, July 15, 2010, the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), in partnership with its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and sponsoring agencies is holding a transportation forum at the Ruggieri Senior Center, Union City.

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will focus on the agency's major transportation project and programs in the county's southern region, which will be implemented within the next five years. The following presentations will be given:

Projects/Programs
Regional Transformations
* BART Warm Springs Extension: A 5.4-mile extension of the existing BART Fremont line to a new Warm Springs station will expand transit connectivity in Alameda County and throughout the Bay region.

* Union City Intermodal Station: Will provide enhancements to the intermodal station at the Union City BART Station to facilitate connections between existing and planned transit systems, including pedestrian and bicycle access.

* I-680 Express Lanes: Will provide HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes along I-680 from Route 84 in Alameda County to the Santa Clara County line.

Local Transformations
* Newark Bicycle and Pedestrian Program: City of Newark is developing its first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan with a Measure B grant to address gap closure needs, safety improvements and increase access to public transit, activity centers, and schools.

* Irvington Area Pedestrian Improvements: The City of Fremont will make pedestrian improvements at six intersections along Fremont Boulevard, between Eugene Street and Washington Boulevard, in the Irvington District.

Life Transformations
* Fremont Senior Mobility Programs: Measure B funds in the City of Fremont provide expanded mobility options to senior residents including Senior Walking Programs and Travel Training for Seniors.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. with an open house, project sponsors will be present to respond to questions. Project and program presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event will conclude with an open question-and-answer period.

The Ruggieri Center is located at 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, and is accessible via the Union City BART Station and bus. More information regarding transit access can be found at www.511.org.

ACTIA administers the Measure B, the half-cent transportation sales tax in Alameda County, which was approved by 81.5 percent of the voters. ACTIA delivers transportation improvements and services to keep Alameda County moving, including mass transit projects and programs, transit villages, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, along with key highway projects to eliminate bottlenecks and improve local connectivity.

For more information, visit the ACTIA website at www.actia2022.com.

ACTIA South Alameda County Transportation Forum
Thursday, July 15
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City
www.actia2022.com

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