August 14, 2018

The deadline for ATP Cycle 4 has come and gone, and just shy of 300 applications were submitted (check the updated log at the CTC website to see the breakdown).

June 11, 2018

If your community is planning to apply for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program, you have until July 31 to do so. Information and resources for applicants are available on the CalTrans website and at the Active Transportation Resource Center.

May 21, 2018

The National Partnership urges a YES vote on the Bay Area’s Regional Measure 3, which will be on the June 2018 ballot. RM 3 is a $4.5 billion plan to make crucial investments needed to improve quality of life and will connect BART and other commuter rail services, including via Safe Routes to Transit  These improved connections between buses, trains, and bikes will help people get to work, school, and home more quickly and safely.

May 21, 2018

Stanislaus County has released its draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS). The 2018 RTP/SCS is the long-term coordinated transportation/land use strategy and provides a framework for transportation investment out to the year 2042. Public workshops are being held throughout May, and public comments are accepted until July 5.

May 21, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding three workshops to discuss changes to the statewide and regional Active Transportation Program call for projects. Topics will include guidelines, scoring criteria, lessons learned from past cycles, and Q&A with MTC and Caltrans staff.


May 16, 2018

In early May, California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz joined our partners in the Sustainable Communities for All coalition (SC4A) in Sacramento to lobby state lawmakers for an equitable portfolio of investments from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Among the programs SC4A would like to see funded from the GGRF this year are Urban Forestry and Urban Greening; the Low Income Home Weatherization Program; and transit passes for K-14 students in public education institutions.

May 14, 2018

The Call for Projects for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) is set for May 16, with applications due by July 31.  Until they are released, the latest draft applications and guidelines are available at http://catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/.  New this year are separate applications for different project types and more detailed questions concerning local health disparities.