Workshops on Future of Transportation in Alameda County and Bay Area

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of transportation in
 Alameda County and the Bay Area will be discussed at two public workshops next
 week. They will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
 
     -- Tuesday, April 24, at the Oakland City Hall, 14th and Broadway
     -- Thursday, April 25, at the Alameda County Kennedy Community Center,
        1333 Decoto Road, Union City
 
     The workshops will focus on the Alameda County Transportation Plan and the
 2001 Regional Transportation Plan. They are sponsored by the Alameda County
 Congestion Management Agency, in partnership with the Metropolitan
 Transportation Commission (MTC).
     The county plan consists of projects, programs and policies designed to
 provide a balanced transportation system in Alameda County over the next
 25 years. The county's plan will influence the Regional Transportation Plan,
 being developed for the nine-county Bay Area by MTC. The regional plan will
 determine how billions of federal, state and regional tax dollars should be
 spent over the next 25 years to manage, maintain and improve transit systems,
 highways, airports, seaports, railroads, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities
 in the Bay Area.
     "The Bay Area is facing some tough decisions on the future of
 transportation, and it's vitally important that all residents of Alameda
 County get involved and express their opinions on what these decisions should
 be," said MTC Commissioner Ralph Appezzato, Mayor of the city of Alameda. "I
 urge everyone to take the time in the next two months to contact MTC and the
 Congestion Management Agency and make their voices heard."
     The workshops will feature interactive graphic displays that invite
 participants to express their views on proposed transportation projects in
 Alameda County as well as on regional transportation issues, such as impacts
 on the economy, the environment and social equity. A public discussion will
 follow on choices and tradeoffs the county and region must make in deciding
 how to invest transportation dollars.
     For more information, including directions to the workshops, contact the
 Alameda County Congestion Management Agency at 510-836-2560. For information
 on the Regional Transportation Plan, contact MTC at 510-464-7787, by e-mail to
 info@mtc.ca.gov, or visit the MTC Web site at www.mtc.ca.gov.
     MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for
 the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  The Alameda County Congestion
 Management Agency is the local transportation planning agency for Alameda
 County.
 
 

SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of transportation in
 Alameda County and the Bay Area will be discussed at two public workshops next
 week. They will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
 
     -- Tuesday, April 24, at the Oakland City Hall, 14th and Broadway
     -- Thursday, April 25, at the Alameda County Kennedy Community Center,
        1333 Decoto Road, Union City
 
     The workshops will focus on the Alameda County Transportation Plan and the
 2001 Regional Transportation Plan. They are sponsored by the Alameda County
 Congestion Management Agency, in partnership with the Metropolitan
 Transportation Commission (MTC).
     The county plan consists of projects, programs and policies designed to
 provide a balanced transportation system in Alameda County over the next
 25 years. The county's plan will influence the Regional Transportation Plan,
 being developed for the nine-county Bay Area by MTC. The regional plan will
 determine how billions of federal, state and regional tax dollars should be
 spent over the next 25 years to manage, maintain and improve transit systems,
 highways, airports, seaports, railroads, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities
 in the Bay Area.
     "The Bay Area is facing some tough decisions on the future of
 transportation, and it's vitally important that all residents of Alameda
 County get involved and express their opinions on what these decisions should
 be," said MTC Commissioner Ralph Appezzato, Mayor of the city of Alameda. "I
 urge everyone to take the time in the next two months to contact MTC and the
 Congestion Management Agency and make their voices heard."
     The workshops will feature interactive graphic displays that invite
 participants to express their views on proposed transportation projects in
 Alameda County as well as on regional transportation issues, such as impacts
 on the economy, the environment and social equity. A public discussion will
 follow on choices and tradeoffs the county and region must make in deciding
 how to invest transportation dollars.
     For more information, including directions to the workshops, contact the
 Alameda County Congestion Management Agency at 510-836-2560. For information
 on the Regional Transportation Plan, contact MTC at 510-464-7787, by e-mail to
 info@mtc.ca.gov, or visit the MTC Web site at www.mtc.ca.gov.
     MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for
 the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.  The Alameda County Congestion
 Management Agency is the local transportation planning agency for Alameda
 County.
 
 SOURCE  Metropolitan Transportation Commission