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Contra Costa County Announces $87M in Transportation Projects

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: May 15, 2017

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has released the first snapshot of the list of projects recommended for funding through the 2016 Coordinated Call for Projects. The CCTA had $87 million available to allocate, and received 77 applications for a total of $157 million. 

Of the available funds, $28 million get allocated by formula to local jurisdictions for repaving projects. $4 million goes to Safe Routes to Schools projects and programs. Finally, jurisdictions compete for the remainder of the funds, which fall under either the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG), Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) and Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trails Funds (PBTF). The latter two are funded through the county-wide Regional Measure J.

We have compiled below a list of featured projects likely be recommended for funding that signify the advent of new protected bike lanes, wide buffered bike lanes, significant closures of bikeway gaps, or new/improved trail segments.

  • El Cerrito del Norte Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Complete Streets Improvements: $4.5 million (OBAG), $2.120 million (TLC)
  • San Ramon’s Iron Horse Trail/Bollinger Canyon Road Bike Ped Overcrossing: $4.5 million (OBAG), $2.511 million (TLC)
  • Concord’s Monument Boulevard Class I Path: $4.3 million (OBAG)
  • Pittsburg’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Pedestrian Bicycle Connectivity Project: $3.8 million (OBAG), $600,000 (PBTF)
  • Richmond’s 13th Street Complete Streets: $3.669 million (TLC)
  • El Cerrito del Norte TOD Complete Streets Improvement: $2.175 million (TLC)
  • Lafayette Town Center Pathway & BART Bike Station: $980,000 (TLC), $1 million (PBTF)
  • Contra Costa College Transit Village Master Plan $200,00 (TLC)
  • Fred Jackson Way First Mile/Last Mile Connection Project $700,00 (TLC)
  • Plaza San Pablo Greenway Trail San Pablo $280,00 (TLC), $1 million (PBTF)
  • Rodeo Downtown Infrastructure Project Contra Costa County $470,00 (TLC)
  • San Pablo Ave Bike Improvements over  Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Pinole $200,00 (TLC)
  • San Pablo’s Citywide SR2S Master Plan $200,000 (TLC)
  • Pleasant Hill’s Contra Costa Boulevard Improvement Project (Viking Drive to Harriett Drive): $3.792 million (TLC), $1 million (PBTF)
  • Pleasant Hill Road Improvement (Gregory Lane to Taylor): $98,000 (TLC)
  • Iron Horse Active Transportation Corridor Study: $350,000 (TLC)
  • Orinda’s Camino Pablo Bicycle Route Corridor Improvements: $58,000 (TLC), $23,000 (PBTF)
  • Danville Townwide Bike Master Plan: $75,000 (TLC)
  • SF Bay Trail ‐ Pinole Shores to Bayfront Park, Construction: $1 million (PBTF)
  • San Pablo’s Rumrill Boulevard Complete Streets: $1 million (PBTF)
  • SF Bay Trail ‐ Lone Tree Point (Rodeo to Hercules): $1 million (PBTF)
  • Richmond’s North Shore Bay Trail Gap Closure: $976,000 (PBTF)

View the full staff report to the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) here. The TCC will discuss the report on May 24 and direct staff to forward the final recommendations to the Authority Board for approval and submittal to Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Once the funds are allocated among the recommended projects, staff will need to assign the funding to specific years starting with fiscal year 17/18.

For the recommended project list for Alameda County, see here.

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