Measure BB, and Vehicle Registration Funds

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) administers local funding sources for numerous transportation projects through the Measure BB, and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) funding programs.

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The City of Oakland directly receives Measure BB, and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) funding through ACTC. These funds can only be used to serve local transportation needs. In addition, the City of Oakland receives discretionary grants from ACTC for projects by application.

Measure BB passed the two-thirds required voter approval on the November 4, 2014 ballot. It increased the local transportation sales tax from one-half cent to one cent, and will extend it for 30 years until 2050. The measure was passed along with the countywide Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP). This ensures strict accountability over the $1.4B in transportation funds that will be provided over the next 30 years. Measure BB essentially acts as an extension and augmentation of the existing transportation sales tax initiated by Measure B.

Measure F Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program was approved by Alameda County voters in November, 2010, with 63% of the vote. The VRF is a $10 charge per year for each vehicle registered in Alameda County. This $10 fee, which began in May 2011, will generate about $11 million throughout Alameda County per year.

How Do Measure BB, and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Funds Help Oakland?

* Oakland receives approximately $25 million every year to maintain our local streets and roads. These funds help Oakland repave streets, fill pot holes and repair sidewalks; install and maintain traffic signals, streets signs and street lights; and address neighborhood traffic safety issues and traffic safety near schools.

* Oakland receives another approximately $2.5 million each year specifically for bicycle and pedestrian safety projects. Projects include new pedestrian signals, and design and installation bicycle lanes, racks and other facilities.

* Oakland receives approximately $1 million in paratransit dollars to assist seniors and people with mobility impairments.

* Oakland receives approximately $1.5 million annually from VRF funds for local street and road repair, which is specifically targeted to paving projects