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Measure B & Vehicle Registration Funds
Alameda County Transportation Commission
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 established the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA) to administer this sales tax. ACTIA started collecting the sales tax in April 2003. In 2010, in an effort to reduce redundancy and better coordinate transportation planning and funding activities throughout Alameda County, ACTIA merged with the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (CMA) to become the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), which assumed the responsibilities of both organizations.
The ACTC also administers the Measure F Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program. This program was approved by Alameda County voters in November 2010. The VRF is a $10 charge per year for each vehicle registered in Alameda County.
How Do Measure B and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Funds Help Oakland?
- Oakland receives approximately $10 million each 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 address traffic safety issues.
- Oakland receives another approximately $1 million each year specifically 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 and design and installation bicycle lanes, racks and other facilities.
- Oakland receives approximately $1 million in paratransit dollars to assist seniors and people with mobility impairments.
- Through the VRF program, Oakland receives approximately $1.5 million annually for local street and road repair which is specifically targeted to paving projects.
Highlights & Updates
- Colby Street Bike Lanes Repaved
- Estuary Crossing Shuttle Connects Alameda to Oakland Downtown
- Lakeshore Avenue Complete Streets Project
- Improving Traffic Management in Oakland
- 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