Weigh in On Guidelines for County Transportation Plans in Bay Area

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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is inviting public comment on the process for updating Guidelines for Countywide Transportation Plans (CTPs). These updated plans will serve as guidance to the Bay Area’s nine county Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) in the development of their CTPs.

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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Upcoming Webinars on displacement, and Complete Streets

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Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) webinars return this June and July to discuss displacement among low-income communities of color, and the Bay Area’s Complete Streets policies and active transportation funding.

On Friday, June 13 at 10 am, Dawn Phillips, Program Co-Director for  Causa Justa  will present the findings and policy recommendations from the new report, “ DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT: RESISTING GENTRIFICATION IN THE BAY AREA.” Written by Causa Justa :: Just Cause  with health impact research and data and policy analysis contributed by the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), Place Matters Team, the report develops a comprehensive definition of displacement and recommends way to combat the displacement of low-income communities of color in the name of development. 
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On Wednesday, July 16 at 10am, Swati Pande, Research Associate, Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC), UC Berkeley, will present on the findings of a project she conducted with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on evaluating Active Transportation funding and Complete Streets policies in the Bay Area. 

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Santa Rosa Family Bicycling Workshop – This Saturday 5/31

The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s next Family Bicycling Workshop is this Saturday, May 31st in Santa Rosa.  The workshop is from 10am-12:30pm in the Municipal Service Center Parking Lot (55 Stony Point Rd).  logo-100

Pre-Registration is recommended.  More information and a link to the FREE registration can be found online here.   

Regional ATP – MTC Call for Projects for the Bay Area – Deadline to apply July 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

MTC is now accepting project applications for the Regional Active Transportation Program (ATP), with $30 million available for the SRTSNP Nor Cal logoBay Area. Project applications must be received by MTC no later than 4 PM on July 24, 2014.

The Regional ATP project application includes all documents and forms required for the Statewide ATP, as well as a supplemental regional application form and various other documents.

For the complete application material list, refer to the last page of the MTC ATP Guidelines, available at http://files.mtc.ca.gov/pdf/ATP/Ltr-MTC_ATP_Guidelines_CTC_Submit_2014-04-24a.pdf

For additional information on the Regional ATP call for projects, please visit http://www.mtc.ca.gov/funding/ATP/

 

San Francisco SRTS is hiring!

San Francisco Safe Routes to School is seeking two seasoned organizers to work with parents, children, youth and school staff in San Francisco schools to increase the number of families walking and biking to school.SF SRTS log

One employee will be employed at Walk SanFrancisco and the other at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

 

* Hours: Full-time position. Position will entail some work on early mornings, weeknights and weekends. Hours are flexible.

* Applications are due Friday, May 30, 2014.

For more information and how to apply, please go to:    http://sfsaferoutes.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/FamilyandSchoolsCoordinator2014_Job-Announcement-FINAL.pdf

 

 

New Report: Improving Modeling and Data Collection for Active Transportation

modelingThe Safe Routes to School National Partnership has released a new report, Improving Modeling and Data Collection for Active Transportation. This report details recommendations that cities, counties, MPO’s and the State of California could take to improve our understanding of the benefits of active transportation investments for health, congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

Executive Summary

Improved quantification of the benefits of active transportation investments are becoming increasingly important as policy makers seek to expand investments in active transportation networks and understand the costs and benefits of these decisions. To ensure that future projects, funding allocations and policy decisions achieve goals related to mode shift, reduced vehicle miles traveled (VMT), cost effectiveness, greenhouse gas reductions and improved public health, it is vital that our current models accurately capture the benefits of active transportation investments.

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San Jose ATP Workshop Wed March 26

A new ATP workshop has been added for San Jose on March 26!

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The new Active Transportation Program makes $360 million in state funds available across the state for walking and biking infrastructure, planning, or education programs.

San Jose City Hall – Council Chambers
200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

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ATP Workshop in the Bay Area

You are cordially invited to attend a FREE WORKSHOP in the Bay Area about the new Active Transportation Program. The first call SRTSNP Nor Cal logofor projects will be released March 21, with proposals due May 21.

The workshop will provide an overview of the new program, an in-depth discussion of the guidelines and scoring criteria, and tips and strategies to make your project competitive.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday March 6th at the Richmond City Council Chambers,  9:30am-noon.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited, and pre-registration is required at  http://rtc.li/N6Nxbo

The workshop flyer is here: ATP workshop Richmond.

Presentations by Laura Cohen of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Marty Martinez of Safe Routes to School National Partnership & Kenneth Kao of MTC. Hosted by the City of Richmond, Rich City Rides & Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

Hope to see you there!

Caltrans Announces Active Transportation Program (ATP) District Trainings Schedule

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is conducting District Training on the Active Transportation Program (ATP).

The purpose of this training is to assist potential ATP applicants, partners, and district staff to achieve efficient, effective, and timely delivery of ATP applications in accordance with state and federal requirements. For questions on the program, please contact Teresa McWilliam and for registration, training location , please contact your District Contact Person listed in this schedule. Read more of this post

MTC summer Internships

mtclogoThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission is accepting applications for summer internships for high school students through Friday, February 28, 2014.

Applicant must:
  • live and go to school in the county the student is applying for;
  • have completed the 10th grade; and
  • be at least 16 years of age by date of hire

For more information on the MTC internship program, visit the MTC Website.

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