$75k Grant with $75k Local Match ($150,000 total) for quick-build transportation improvement projects that support improvements to the Rapid Response locations, Essential Places Locations, and a curbside buffered bike lane upgrade. Deadline for completion is June 30, 2021.
In late July, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) announced “the availability of $1.125 million in local Bicycle and Pedestrian Measure B sales tax funds for the deployment of a COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program (RRGP) to support Alameda County’s economic recovery and regrowth from the impacts of COVID-19.
The City of Oakland applied to the grant program and its application was recommended to the Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee on 29 October 2020.
At the July 16, 2020 BPAC meeting, Warren Logan, Mayor’s Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations provided an overview of the City’s Flex Streets program for business’ use of sidewalks and public rights of way for physical distancing during COVID- 19. The presentation also provides an update on next steps and coordination with Alameda County Shelter in Place orders.
At the June 18, 2020 BPAC meeting, Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) Director Ryan Russo and OakDOT Agency Administrator Ariel Espiritu-Santo discussed the proposed mid-cycle budget amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget. This proposal reflects significant reductions to key transportation revenue sources resulting from the current global health crisis. Russo described the proposed budget balancing measures and potential impact to OakDOT operations.