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Measure B provides a one-half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in Alameda County.
In November 2000, Alameda County citizens voted to continue Measure B through March 2022. Measure B also established the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) to administer this sales tax. ACTIA started collecting the sales tax in April 2003. In 2010, ACTIA merged with the Alameda County CMA to become the Alameda County Transportation Commission. To receive Measure B funds, Oakland must comply with specific program and financial requirements.
How Do Measure B Funds Help Oakland?
- Oakland receives approximately $9 million every year to maintain our local street and roads. These funds help Oakland repave streets, fill pot holes and repair sidewalks; install and maintain traffic signals, streets signs and street lights; and install speed bumps and address traffic safety issues.
- Oakland receives approximately $1 million every year for bicycle and pedestrian safety projects. Oakland City Council adopted a priority list of projects for Fiscal Years 2009-2013. The list allocates 65% of these funds to pedestrian safety projects and 35% to bicycle projects. Projects include new pedestrian signals, sidewalk repair and design and installation bicycle lanes, racks and other facilities.
- Oakland receives approximately $760,000 in paratransit dollars to assist seniors and people with mobility impairments.
Highlights & Updates
- Lakeshore Avenue Complete Streets Project
- Estuary Crossing Shuttle Connects Alameda to Oakland Downtown
- New bikeways on MacArthur Blvd and 27th Street
- Projects highlighted in the May 2012 ACTC Newsletter include:
- Senior Shuttle Service Continues
- Pedestrian Connections in Oakland updated and improved
- BART Oakland Airport Connector