Also at the June CTC meeting, Commissioners and the public listening in were treated to a presentation by Dr. Charles Brown of Rutgers University on questions of equity and racial justice in transportation. In the video of the full meeting, Professor Brown’s presentation begins at minute 57.
Funding & Grants
You may remember that at the May meeting of the California Transportation Commission (CTC), CalTrans’ request to withhold $100 from the SHOPP for Complete Streets improvements was partially approved. We’re happy to report that at the June meeting, the remaining $58 million was approved without opposition.
The application deadline for Cycle 5 of the Active Transportation Program, which will award $440M for biking, walking, and Safe Routes projects, has been extended from June 15 to September 15 to account for staffing and outreach challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for the Quick Build pilot program, a new addition this Cycle 5, has only been moved back just one month, to July 15.
After the veto of SB 127, the Complete Streets legislation, we continue to work with our partners and CalTrans on development of a statewide Complete Streets Action Plan.
The Safe Routes Partnership is pleased to announce the third and final in its series of webinars focused on California’s Active Transportation Program: Changes in the ATP Guidelines, Applications and Scoring in Cycle 5.
UPDATE: April 20, 2020
In the meantime, we hosted the second in our ATP Webinar series last week, and 300 participants tuned in, far exceeding our expectations. The webinar, Writing a Compelling Statement of Need was hosted by California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz and featured Panelists Meghan Pendrocelli, Program Analyst at the California Transportation Commission and Bill Sadler, Bill Sadler, Director of Operations at the Public Health Alliance of California.