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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. The citizens of Alameda County authorized a transportation sales tax in 1986 and in 2000 voted to continue this tax through March 2020.
The Alameda County Transportation Commission 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 every year to maintain our local streets 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 neighborhood traffic safety issues and traffic safety near schools.
- Oakland receives another approximately $1 million each year specifically for bicycle and pedestrian safety 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.
Current Measure B Discretionary Grants
In addition to the pass-through funds highlighted above, the City of Oakland receives Measure B funded discretionary grants from Alameda CTC for specific projects, including:
- Fruitvale Alive Gap Closure Streetscape Project This project is completing design work for streetscape improvements along Fruitvale Avenue between East 12th Street and the Estuary, to improve this important corridor for bicycling and walking. Design work has commenced and is scheduled to be finished in 2015.
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