2013 Regional ATP Grant Recommendations Announced

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced last week the second, regional round of grant recommendations as part of the Active Transportation Program. We’re glad to announce that Alameda County projects received a large amount of funding.

Other recommended projects include a Bay Trail project and the Riverside bridge project in Contra Costa, multiple Safe Routes to Schools project in Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, and more. These recommendations cleared the Programs & Allocations Meeting on September 10th and will be brought forth to the MTC board on September 24th. Read the full ATP grant recommendation here.

Regional Projects Funded in East Bay

County Agency Description Funded Amount ($thousands)
Alameda County Safe Routes to School $988
Alameda City of Alameda Cross Alameda Trail $2,321
Alameda Berkeley Le Conte Safe Routes to School $682
Alameda Livermore Marylin Avenue Elementary Safe Routes to School $358
Alameda Oakland Lake Merritt to Bay Trail Bicycle Pedestrian Gap $3,210
Contra Costa East Bay Regional Park District San Francisco Bay Trail, Pinole Shores to Bay Front Park $4,000
Regional MTC Bay Area Bike Share Expansion  $8,100 

Statewide Round of ATP Funding

County Agency Description Funded Amount ($thousands)
Alameda Alameda CTC East Bay Greenway $2,656
Alameda Albany San Pablo / Buchanan Complete Streets $335
Alameda Oakland International Blvd Pedestrian Lighting and Sidewalk Repair $2,481
Alameda Oakland Laurel, Mills, Maxwell Park, and Seminary Active Transportation Connections $3,598

BABS in the News

Bay Area Bikeshare’s expansion might be stalled regardless of MTC’s great funding efforts.  “The industry is going through some upheaval,” explained Ralph Borrmann, a spokesman for the air district, which oversees Bay Area Bike Share. He said the operator, Alta Bike Share, is restructuring and that PBSC filed for bankruptcy and was sold. >> Read more via KQED’s Aug 29 article here.