Measure B / Vehicle Registration Fee

In November 2000, Alameda County voters approved Measure B, a half cent sales tax, to deliver essential transportation improvement and services. In November 2010, Alameda County voters approved the Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program, thereby authorizing the collection of an annual vehicle registration fee starting in May 2011. Funds raised by the VFR Program are for local transportation purposes in Alameda County.

For any questions, contact Public Works at 510-596-4330.

Funding Allocations
Each year, the City of Emeryville receives approximately:
  • $200,000 in Measure B funding to improve and maintain our local streets and roads
  • $24,000 in measure B funding to construct and upgrade pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  • $24,000 in measure B funding or paratransit assistance to aid in the mobility of seniors and persons with impairments
  • $40,000 in Vehicle Registration Fee funding to reduce congestion and vehicle pollution.
Recent Measure B / Vehicle Registration Projects
  • Triangle Neighborhood Slurry Seal
  • 2002 Street Reconstruction
  • 2004 Powell / Frontage Slurry Seal
  • 2003 / 2004 Annual Street Construction Project
  • 2005 Annual Slurry Seal Project (North of Powell)
  • 2007 Annual Slurry Seal Project (Adeline and side streets)
  • 2008 Annual Slurry Seal Project (Shellmound, Shellmound Way, Christie, and LaCoste) 
  • 2011 Winter / Spring Resume Street Sweeping Program
  • 2011 Pothole Repair
  • 2011 Annual Slurry Seal Project (Powell, 40th, Emery, Hollis)
  • 2012 Annual Slurry Seal Project (Horton, Doyle, Stanford, 53rd, 45th, 41st)
  • 2012 Annual Street Rehabilitation Project (Adeline, Salem,Essex,54th, 47th, 46th, 45th, 43rd, 40th, Beaudry
  • 2013 Annual Slurry Seal Project (Powell Street west of I-80, Frontage Road, Point Emery) Cracksealing and digout rpairs (Hollis, Vallejo, 59th, 61st, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66, 67th streets)


Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Summary

Pass Through Funds
The City of Emeryville uses Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety funds from the Measure B tax and Vehicle Registration Fees to support the annual Bike to Work Day event and to install bicycle parking facilities such as racks and lockers; construct and maintain bicycle facilities and improve intersection pedestrian phase timing. These funds help to create a more bike and pedestrian friendly city by providing dependable and consistent revenue for projects.

One Bay Area Grant
In 2013 the City of Emeryville received funding from ACTC to build a key section of the Bay Trail in central Emeryville. The improvements will be on a segment of the Bay Trail on Christie Avenue, from Powell Street to Shellmound Street, across from the Powell Street Plaza and Trader Joe’s. The project will be constructed along Christie Avenue's northern/eastern edge and will consist of a new class 1 multi-use pathway replacing the existing sidewalk and one vehicle travel lane as well as improvement to three intersections on the trail. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and routing of the Bay Trail in Emeryville and to improve the trail so that is can meet future demand created by the opening of the pedestrian-bicycle path across the Bay Bridge. The proposed trail improvements along Christie Avenue in central Emeryville will allow the Bay Trail to avoid one of the Emeryville's (and the trail's) most congested intersections. The project includes a multiuse Class I bicycle / pedestrian path on the northeast side of Christie Avenue between Powell Street and Shellmound Street. The pathway will be constructed by expanding Christie Avenue’s northeast sidewalk area to include the northeastern most driving lane along the inside curve of the roadway. Both bicycle and pedestrian users will be accommodated within an 18-foot wide area to include a multi-use Class I pathway and landscaping, to replace the existing 6-foot sidewalk and the 12-foot vehicular lane. Additional improvements will include traffic signal modifications at the intersections of Shellmound Street/Christie Avenue, and at Christie Avenue / Powell Street Plaza, changes to pavement delineations, and the inclusion of landscaping/stormwater planters. For more information on Alameda County Transportation Commission’s other projects supported by Measure B and the Vehicle Registration Fee please see here:

The purpose of the project is to improve safety and routing of the Bay Trail in Emeryville and to improve the trail so that is can meet future demand created by the opening of the pedestrian-bicycle path across the Bay Bridge. The proposed trail improvements along Christie Avenue in central Emeryville will allow the Bay Trail to avoid one of the Emeryville's (and the trail's) most congested intersections.

The project includes a multiuse Class I bicycle / pedestrian path on the northeast side of Christie Avenue between Powell Street and Shellmound Street. The pathway will be constructed by expanding Christie Avenue’s northeast sidewalk area to include the northeastern most driving lane along the inside curve of the roadway. Both bicycle and pedestrian users will be accommodated within an 18-foot wide area to include a multi-use Class I pathway and landscaping, to replace the existing 6-foot sidewalk and the 12-foot vehicular lane. Additional improvements will include traffic signal modifications at the intersections of Shellmound Street/Christie Avenue, and at Christie Avenue / Powell Street Plaza, changes to pavement delineations, and the inclusion of landscaping/stormwater planters.
 
ACT/MTC

For more information on Alameda County Transportation Commission’s other projects supported by Measure B and the Vehicle Registration Fee please see links below:

ACTC Links:

Measure B Funding

VRF Funding

OBAG Funding