City Nets $42M for Transit
From various sources the City of Alameda won at total of $42 million in transportation grants to fund major projects over the next three years.
First, the city won a $7.3 million Caltrans Active Transportation Program grant to pay for the bicycle and pedestrian portions of the Central Avenue Safety Improvement Project.
Second, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) awarded approximately $35 million toward Alameda’s major priority transportation projects as part of ACTC’s 2018 Comprehensive Investment Plan. Alameda received more than any other city in the county, with the exception of Oakland, under this plan.
The city looks to use the funds on the following priority projects.
• Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal
• Central Avenue safety improvement project (Main Street and Pacific Avenue to Sherman Street and Encinal Avenue)
• Clement Avenue safety improvement project (Broadway to Grand Street)
• Clement Avenue East Extension and Tilden Way including right-of-way purchase from Union Pacific Railroad
• Appezzato Parkway dedicated bus lanes
• Citywide street resurfacing and pavement management
The city will also receive funding rewards from ACTC under the following projects:
• San Francisco Bay Trail extention along Doolittle Drive
• Alameda County Safe Routes to School Program
• I-880 23rd-29th Avenue interchange improvements
• Fruitvale Avenue gap closure (City of Oakland)
• I-880 42nd-High Street access improvements.