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January 10, 2012 > Transportation forum highlights improvements in central Alameda County

Transportation forum highlights improvements in central Alameda County

Submitted By Tess Lengyel

On January 19, 2012, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), in partnership with its Citizens Advisory Committee and sponsoring agencies, will hold a transportation forum at Hayward City Hall to share projects and programs that are underway in central Alameda County. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an open house during which project managers and staff will be available to directly discuss and answer questions about current transportation projects and investments. This will be followed by formal presentations beginning at 7:00 p.m. Presentations will include:

Regional and Alameda Countywide Transportation Planning Activities Update
Planning activities are underway to create a vibrant and livable Alameda County. The ultimate goal is a connected and integrated, multimodal transportation system that promotes sustainability, access, transit operations, public health and economic opportunities. This presentation will focus on the current status and next steps for long-range planning and funding actions that will guide transportation improvements and investments to mid-century.

Senior Travel Training
Measure B grants provide funding for innovative programs to help seniors gain independence through using transit. A spokesperson from United Seniors of Alameda County will present on expanding mobility and access in the local community.

Safe Routes to School/BikeMobile Programs
A variety of school programs (kindergarten through high school) that encourage school communities to safely bike and walk to school will be presented, including the BikeMobile program which hosts "fix-a-thons" focused on keeping kids' bikes in rideable condition.

East Bay Greenway
A project to build a 12-mile walking and biking path under the elevated BART tracks between Oakland and Hayward has been proposed. The vision is to provide a safe, landscaped, continuous corridor that offers car-free access to transit, schools, shopping and community resources.

Route 238 Update
Construction is underway to improve capacity and operations as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements on Foothill and Mission Boulevards between Mattox Road and Industrial Parkway in the City of Hayward. Current project information will be available in this presentation.

Hayward City Hall is located at 777 B Street, Hayward, and is accessible via BART and bus. More transit access information can be found at www.511.org.

Interpreter services in Spanish and Chinese can be made available provided Alameda CTC has advance notice by January 12, 2012 at (510) 208-7400).

Alameda CTC Central County Transportation Forum
Thursday, Jan 19
6:30 p.m. - Open House
7:00 p.m. - Presentations
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Hayward
(510) 208-7400
www.AlamedaCTC.org

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