SafeTREC Seminar Dec 12: Policy and Planning at the Alameda County Transportation Commission

December 1, 2014

SafeTREC Seminar

Tess Lengyel
Deputy Director of Policy and Planning, Alameda County Transportation Commission

Friday, December 12, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm

2614 Dwight Way
2nd Floor Conference Room
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Tess Lengyel, Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Deputy Director of Planning and Policy, will discuss development of the local sales tax measure and the context within which it was developed; what it funds overall, including the significant amount of funding for bicycle and pedestrian investments, including safety educational programs; information about other long-range planning efforts that also support safety; information about BPAC and PAPCO – both of these community advisory committees address walking and biking and safety needs; what some of the differences were between the 2012 plan and the 2014 plan; and how the 2014 plan passed in November 2014.

Speaker Bio: Tess Lengyel is the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) deputy director of planning and policy. She directs all short- and long-range transportation planning for Alameda County, which provides the foundation for transportation funding decisions made by Alameda CTC. Lengyel led development of the $8 billion Transportation Expenditure Plan that went before voters as Measure BB in November 2014, passed with over 70 percent support, and is expected to create nearly 150,000 full-time equivalent jobs. She also spearheaded public outreach and education resulting in the passage of the 2000 transportation sales tax measure that garnered 81.5 percent of voter support. With more than 24 years of transportation experience, Lengyel is also responsible for policy, legislation, and public affairs at Alameda CTC. She holds a degree in planning and policy/environmental studies.