April 22, 2008

LINKS on Course to Get $165K from Congestion Management Agency

At its April 24, 2008, meeting, the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency has a number of items on its agenda that impact San Leandro: approving $165,000 in funding for San Leandro LINKS, an agreement that will allow work to start on the Interstate 580 soundwall, and an agreement to accept money from the City of San Leandro to start work on improvements to the Marina Boulevard-Interstate 880 interchange.

The San Leandro LINKS shuttle stands to get $165,000 in funding through the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA). The funding is provided by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and requires that funded projects have a cost effectiveness of no more than $90,000 per ton of emissions that will be eliminated by the project. For the LINKS shuttle, the cost to eliminate one ton of emissions is estimated at $42,840.

The LINKS shuttle provides free transportation during peak commute hours between the San Leandro BART station, industrial areas west of Interstate 880 and Davis Street Family Resource Center.

Also on the agenda are the Right of Way and Construction Cooperative Agreements with Caltrans for the I-580 San Leandro Soundwall Project. These agreements will allow work on the soundwall to get started.

The CMA will also authorize agreements related to the transfer of $5 million from the City of San Leandro to the CMA to support the Marina Boulevard Interchange Project. This is the $5 million received from Kaiser to fund improvements for the development of a new hospital at the former Albertson's distribution center.

Councilmember Joyce Staroscisk is San Leandro's representative on the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency Board.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at April 22, 2008 4:54 PM | TrackBack
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