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January 1, 2013 > Federal funds slated for Alameda County transportation

Federal funds slated for Alameda County transportation

Submitted By Tess Lengyel

Alameda County will receive an estimated $63M over four fiscal years (FY 2012-13 through FY 2015-16) from the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program for transportation projects, including improvements to local streets and roads, bicycle and pedestrian projects, and transit-oriented development. Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has developed a public outreach process to educate and receive public feedback on the development of the OBAG program in Alameda County.

The OBAG program supports California's climate law, SB 375, which requires a "Sustainable Communities Strategy" to integrate land use and transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alameda CTC has a long history of working to improve environmental sustainability by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through expanding transportation choices and improving access to jobs and housing. Expanded transportation options also benefit the community by improving the health, quality of life and mobility of all Alameda County residents.

See the Alameda CTC OBAG Outreach Schedule at http://tinyurl.com/9sfd6cz for a summary of outreach activities on a monthly basis for fiscal year 2012-2013. Also visit Alameda CTC at http://tinyurl.com/9xff5ts to see the OBAG Implementation Fact Sheet (also available in Spanish and Chinese) and OBAG web page at http://tinyurl.com/8ljalou.

For more information about the Alameda County Transportation Commission, visit www.AlamedaCTC.org

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