RAISE Grant: Regional Trail Priorities

July 1, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program provides funding for road, rail, transit, and port projects that have a significant local or regional impact. East Bay Regional Trails are an integral part of the region’s green-transportation network and many planned expansion and improvement projects qualify for potential RAISE funding. Congress has dedicated nearly $8.9 billion for 12 rounds of RAISE grants for projects. U.S. Department of Transportation is currently accepting grant applications for regional trail projects.

The Park District submitted a grant application for up to $25 million for eight Regional Trail projects:

  1. Oakland East Bay Greenway Trail Extension
    0.75-mile trail extension in Oakland under the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line from 85th Avenue to 98th Avenue, connecting 98th Avenue to the Oakland Coliseum/Airport BART station. (Construction)
  2. Oakland Bay Trail Extension
    0.1-mile trail connection from East Oakland to the San Francisco Bay Trail. (Construction)
  3. Oakland Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Bay Trail Extension
    0.2-mile extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in a high-use industrial area. (Planning)
  4. Iron Horse Trail Extension – Concord to Benicia Bridge
    0.25-mile trail extension of the Iron Horse Regional Trail from Marsh Drive to Imhoff Drive, including safe signalized crossing and safety improvements of Marsh Drive. (Construction)
  5. Richmond Bay Trail Extension
    0.9-mile extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail from Point Wilson to Pinole Point Business Park in Richmond. (Construction)
  6. George Miller Regional Trail to Martinez Intermodal Station Extension
    0.5-mile extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail connecting the current George Miller Regional Trail to the downtown Martinez intermodal station, including pedestrian railroad crossing safety improvements. (Construction))
  7. Tassajara Creek Trail Extension to Dublin-Pleasanton BART
    0.6-mile paved and 0.65-mile unpaved connection of the Tassajara Creek Trail, including security and safety upgrades. (Construction)
  8. Marsh Creek Trail Extension
    Three-mile extension of the Marsh Creek Trail from a parkway in Brentwood to Round Valley Regional Preserve. (Construction)