OneBayArea Call for Projects released!
As the Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Authority) is issuing a call for projects for $35 million in OneBayArea Grant (OBAG funds). Please visit our website at www.sfcta.org/obag for more information. Applications will be due to the Authority on October 26, 2012.
What kinds of projects can be funded?
- Local Streets and Roads Preservation (e.g. street resurfacing)
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (e.g. new bike lanes, wider sidewalks)
- Transportation for Livable Communities (e.g. streetscape projects with pedestrian/bike/transit improvements, and transit station improvements)
- Safe Routes to School (e.g. pedestrian crossing improvements, outreach focused on encouraging safe walk/bike access to schools)
Who can apply for funds?
Public agencies eligible to receive federal transportation funds.
Which projects are most likely to be funded?
MTC requires that at least 70% (about $25 million) of San Francisco’s OBAG funds be given to projects located in Priority Development Areas in order to support location of new jobs and housing near transit. (Download a PDF map of San Francisco’s PDAs.)
The Authority will also consider other factors when choosing which projects to fund, such as:
- Benefits to multiple system users (e.g. pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders)
- Project readiness (e.g. What is the status of the project’s environmental approvals? Is there documented public support?)
- Geographic equity
- September 27, 2012: Call for Projects issued
- October 26, 2012: Initial applications due
- December 2012: Authority Board adopts prioritized pool of OBAG projects
- December 2012 – April 2013: Project sponsors further develop prioritized projects
- April 29, 2013: Updated applications due to Authority
- May/June 2013: Authority Board adopts final OBAG projects
- June 30, 2013: OBAG projects sent to MTC
How can I get involved?
- Ask questions about the OBAG program or provide comments on the project selection process firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.593.1655.
- Share project ideas with potential project sponsors (contact information on our website).
- Attend Authority Board and Committee meetings.
- Visit our website at www.sfcta.org/obag