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Plan for Contra Costa's Future

Faster.

Cleaner.

Greener.

Faster. Cleaner. Greener.

Contra Costa is a county as unique and diverse as its residents. From cities to waterfronts, from farmland to historic landmarks, our communities stretch from the Richmond coastline to Discovery Bay, from Port Chicago to the San Ramon Valley, and from Mount Diablo to Crockett Hills. Whether you take a car, a bus, a train, a bike or your own two feet, efficient and safe transportation is important for everyone in our community! 

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) envisions a future where all our transportation systems work together for more streamlined, safe, clean, efficient and convenient travel.

Imagine the Possibilities

What if every trip you took was faster, cleaner, and greener? CCTA is developing a plan to help make this happen.

Contra Costa County’s population is expanding, the number of people older than 65 is increasing, and the demand on our roads and highways is intensifying. CCTA has developed a 30-year Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) that is specifically designed to maintain and support our infrastructure in a way that is smart and sustainable, and to accommodate the diverse and growing needs of our county. Just a few of key goals of this plan are to: 

  • Smooth traffic flow
  • Improve transit options 
  • Provide cleaner BART stations and train cars
  • Reduce emissions and improve air quality 
  • Increase bicycle lanes and walking paths

We’d love to hear what’s important to you!

CCTA has developed a draft 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) with every community member in mind. From Brentwood to Orinda, we’re reaching out to drivers, walkers, bikers and bus-takers to learn where the roads need fixing, where the bus routes should connect, where to modernize our roads and transit systems with new technology, and how to better serve the underserved. 

This plan outlines a vision for improving the way we move through Contra Costa County and here’s a glimpse into the categories of investments CCTA is considering:

  • Improve State Route 242, Highway 4 and eBART Corridor
  • Modernize I-680, Highway 24, and BART Corridor
  • Enhance I-80, I-580, and BART Corridor
  • Make Countywide Improvements that Enhance our Communities 

To share your thoughts about the TEP, join an upcoming Telephone Town Hall event! Click below to register:

Local Dollars Spent Locally

For any of life’s big projects, it’s important to have a plan, especially when it involves choosing how to spend your money. It feels good to make decisions that will not only benefit you today, but that will continue to serve you tomorrow. It is the CCTA’s job to use the county’s transportation funds in the most efficient way we can, using local dollars on local projects. We support projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve our roads, provide reliable and convenient public transit, and improve our environment.  

In order to satisfy all of the county’s transportation needs, it’s important that we use our budget with a thoughtful plan. That is why we created the 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP).

The county is unable to fund any new major projects to address pressing mobility needs without a new plan. The 2020 TEP was designed to pick up where our old voter-passed funding measures will have left off. The plan will ensure that Contra Costa County will continue to receive new and much-needed transportation improvements in every region of the county.

Give Us Your Thoughts!

A plan is made better with many voices, and we want to hear yours. There are several ways to participate:

  • Take our Online Survey (below)
  • Join a Telephone Town Hall
  • Visit us at a Community Event

Survey

Your answers to this brief survey will guide the future of this plan. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is responsible for maintaining and improving Contra Costa’s transportation system. CCTA works to improve the transportation system by planning and funding key projects, such as the Caldecott Tunnel, Highway 4, and BART system extensions. CCTA also helps maintain local roads, works to combat traffic congestion, and makes Contra Costa safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Our work gets you where you need to go. As we plan for the future, we invite you to take our short survey and share your opinion on transportation.
  • From 2020 to 2050, CCTA hopes to invest approximately $3 billion of transportation sales tax revenue, with a focus on relieving traffic congestion on highways, interchanges, and major roads. Please rate how important relieving traffic congestion on highways, interchanges, and major roads is to you, with 1 star being not very important and 5 stars being very important.
  • CCTA is planning to fund projects at select BART stations to increase safety, security, access, and cleanliness. Please rank each option below in order of importance (starting with the most important):
    • Cleaner BART Stations
    • Improve or replace fare gates to reduce fare evasion
    • Provide more parking near BART stations
    • Creating better access for cyclists and pedestrians to stations
  • CCTA is considering projects to make walking and cycling safer and more enjoyable throughout Contra Costa County, through paved regional trails, street and intersection improvements, and better sidewalks and bike paths. How important is this to you?
  • CCTA is planning to modernize local roads throughout Contra Costa. Please rank each option below in order of importance (starting with the most important):
    • Reducing congestion on major roads
    • Filling potholes for smoother roads
    • Creating safer sidewalks
    • Installing more bike lanes
  • CCTA is considering investing approximately $1 billion to expand convenient and reliable transit service (like buses and shuttles) across the county to make transit travel more convenient and reliable. How would you rate the importance of expanding and improving transit service?
  • In the next 25 years, a third of the population in Contra Costa County will be age 65 and older. Please rate how important it is to you that CCTA invests in more transportation options for seniors and members of our community with disabilities.
  • How would you rate the importance of providing better transportation options for qualified veterans?
  • Air quality in our county could be improved if more people bike, walk, take transit or drive clean air vehicles. How important is it to you that CCTA funds transportation options that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality?
  • CCTA supports safe transportation options for students and youth. Please rank each option below in order of importance (starting with the most important):
    • Providing school bus service exclusively for students
    • Safer walking and bicycling paths to schools
    • Free or reduced transit passes for students and young persons
  • Technology is changing the way we move throughout the world and CCTA plans to implement modern systems into Contra Costa’s transportation network to provide seamless connectivity for all travelers. Please rank each option below (starting with the most important):
    • On-demand, guaranteed transit
    • Bike/car/scooter sharing stations
    • Being able to use a single form/type of payment for all transit services in the county
    • Synchronizing traffic signals to smooth traffic flow and give emergency and transit vehicles priority
  • Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. If you’d like to stay up-to-date about happenings at CCTA, please share your email address and visit www.ccta.net for more information:

Join a Telephone Town Hall Meeting

What’s a Telephone Town Hall? This is a space where community members can call into a phone-only town hall meeting, listen to updates on current projects, and share opinions by casting votes via phone keypads. It’s a great way to get informed and involved without having to leave your home! 

Here’s a list of our upcoming Town Hall events:

07.23.2019, 6-7 PM: Central County (Tel: 888.400.1932)

07.31.2019, 6-7 PM: West County (Tel: 888.400.1932)

08.06.2019, 6-7 PM: Southwest County (Tel: 888.400.1932)

08.08.2019, 6-7 PM: East County (Tel: 888.400.1932)

Para Español, marque (Tel: 888.400.9342)

Click below to register for your preferred town hall and have us call you!

Other Opportunities to Share Your Thoughts

The TEP would not exist without community involvement. Please attend one of our upcoming Board meetings: 

  • August 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • August 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • August 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM 
  • September 18, 2019 at 6:15 PM 

All meetings are held in CCTA’s Board Room (Suite 110), located at 2999 Oak Road in Walnut Creek. 

More summer events on the way! Stay tuned.

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