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Archive for September 29th, 2009

ACTIA, what’s that mean?

Posted by Len Gilbert on September 29, 2009

ACTIA

ACTIA is an acronym for the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority.

Two Vacancies on ACTIA’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Would you or someone you know like to be on the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)?

The BPAC, which meets six to eight times per year, advises ACTIA on the development and implementation of countywide bicycle and pedestrian programs and plans. Beginning this fall, the BPAC will start reviewing and providing input on the updates to the Countywide Strategic Pedestrian Plan and the Countywide Bicycle Plan. One of the most cherished responsibilities of the BPAC is advising the ACTIA Board on the allocation of Measure B bicycle/pedestrian grant funds. To date 41 projects, totaling $9.5 million, have been funded.

More information about the BPAC, application requirements, and bylaws, can be found on the ACTIA website. www.actia2022.com

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans Working Group

ACCMA and ACTIA are beginning the process to update the Alameda Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans. We would like to invite you to participate in the first meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans Working Group, which will be on Wednesday, October 21 from 9:30 to 11:30am at the ACTIA offices (1333 Broadway, Suite 300 , Downtown Oakland). Please save this date. The main objective will be to review the draft scope of work for the updates of the two plans. We will send an agenda packet closer to the meeting date.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans Working Group is an advisory group that will provide input to the Alameda County Technical Advisory Committee (ACTAC) and the ACTIA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) prior to approval of the Plans by the ACTIA and ACCMA Boards. T  This joint group, which is expected to meet up to eight times over 1.5 years, will provide an opportunity to coordinate the updates of both plans.  This coordination includes creating one Request for Proposals, which is expected to be released December 2009. By April 2010, one consultant team will be hired for both plans, and the plans are expected to be adopted by early 2011.

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