RAISE Grant: Regional Trail Projects


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.

The Park District is requesting a total of $18,940,000 million from the RAISE grant program.

The East Bay Regional Park District (Park District) has launched the “Sustainably Connecting East Bay Communities - Expanding Equitable Active Transportation” (Connecting East Bay Communities) project to provide safe multi-modal access to underserved communities including Oakland and Richmond, California. These projects are part of a continued implementation of the Park District’s “Green Transportation Initiative” which has successfully constructed over 200 miles of non-motorized transportation across two counties. The Connecting Communities project will provide extensive benefits and equitable opportunities to the most vulnerable communities of the East Bay.

The Park District will connect communities and extend five key active transportation corridors within the Park District’s transportation network. This set of project components would leverage local and state funds to:
1. Increase public transportation and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) access for underserved communities to major employment locations and schools.
2. Enhance pedestrian safety at crosswalks, rail crossings, industrial areas, and major intersections.
3. Improve equitable access to the regional trail network for active transportation commuters.

Equitable Transportation Projects Map

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