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July 4, 2017 > Easier, Faster, and Safer travel

Easier, Faster, and Safer travel

Submitted By City of Fremont

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is delivering on the promises of Measure BB to fund critical transportation projects in Alameda County that include public transit, pedestrian/bicycle pathways, and highway and local road improvementsÑand many of these will be taking place in Fremont!

In April, the Comprehensive Investment Plan was approved, meaning that the five-year plan that will program over $400 million in funding to support important transportation improvement projects in Alameda County is now in full effect. This financial support is in addition to annual funding the City of Fremont receives from Alameda CTC to support pavement maintenance and citywide improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities such as new curb ramps, crosswalk enhancements, and bike lanes.

$261 million of the funding will be allocated over the next two years to address priority countywide transportation infrastructure needs. This investment also leverages against $2.8 billion of additional funding, resulting in a total investment of $3.2 billion that will support necessary infrastructure improvements and contribute to local jobs.
Funded projects in Fremont will include:

¥ Expanding and modernizing Fremont BoulevardÕs existing adaptive traffic signal system from nine signals to all 34 traffic signals in the corridor to change, or adapt, based on actual traffic demand.
¥ Transforming portions of Thornton Avenue, Fremont Boulevard and Peralta Boulevard in the Centerville District into a multi-modal street complete with improved sidewalks, pedestrian crossing facilities, and bike lanes.
¥ Signal timing optimization on Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont Boulevard, Decoto Road, and Auto Mall Parkway.
¥ Tri-City Travel Training to support seniors and people with disabilities.
¥ Bike improvements along Walnut Avenue and East Bay Greenway segment between the Innovation District and Bay Trail.

In addition, funding has been allocated to begin planning for a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 880 near the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station and upgrades to State Route 262/Mission Boulevard between Interstate 880 and Interstate 680.

For the City of Fremont, this plan means additional improvements to our transportation system that will benefit our communityÕs mobility, traffic safety, and continue to ensure that Fremont is an enjoyable and livable community for many years to come.

For additional information, visit http://www.alamedactc.org/app_pages/view/19025

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