Public Disclosures

Transparency

All FY2022 funding requests submitted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Committee on Appropriations will be posted below for public disclosure purposes.  These projects were requested by local stakeholders to improve mobility, access and equity in our region while helping us shift to a less carbon intensive future. 

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congresswoman Barbara Lee has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.


Projects Requested 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has submitted the following projects to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The order they are listed does not indicate priority.

Project Name:

Bay Shoreline Trail

Project Sponsor: City of San Leandro

The Shoreline Project will complete a missing link of a key section of the Bay Trail within in San Leandro that is currently located on Monarch Bay Drive. The Bay Trail is a planned 500-mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay Area counties and 47 cities. The City will replace existing roads and parking lots with a shoreline park and new facilities, including new trails and pathways, to activate 18-acres of open space that will be constructed on existing paved jetties. These infrastructure improvements will provide members of the disadvantaged community adjacent to this site with access to new mobility options, recreational opportunities, and direct shoreline access for the first time. San Leandro will clear this land and regrade it to withstand future sea level rise to help the community adapt for climate change.

Amount requested: $3 million 

Project Name:

BART station upgrades in CA-13 

Project Sponsor: BART 

The funding is designated to renovate up to 26 public restrooms at 13 BART stations in Alameda County with new paint, lighting, bathroom fixtures, and floor/wall repairs.  Project will also include, where feasible, LED lighting upgrades to the areas adjacent to the restrooms.

Amount requested: $3 million

Project Name:

Clean vehicle charging station

Project Sponsor: Port of Oakland 

This project will maximize the economic development and environmental sustainability potential of the deployment of heavy-duty electric vehicles (EV) in the freight sector by supporting the development and utilization of a mobile rapid-deployment charger for heavy-duty EV trucks.  The charging system will be equipped to be solar-powered and also contains battery storage capability, thereby optimizing the traditional electrical grid resiliency and performance capability during peak usage periods.  The mobile charging network can be rapidly deployed at multiple locations throughout the seaport’s roadway network, based on the unique and still evolving staging needs of the owners of heavy-duty EV equipment that utilize the seaport.

Amount requested: $1 million

Project Name:

Oakland 7th St Bike/Ped Improvements

Project Sponsor: City of Oakland 

On 7th Street between the West Oakland Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, a hub of the BART system serving approximately 16,000 commuters each weekday, and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Downtown Oakland, the project will construct protected bike lanes separating the path of travel for motorized vehicles and people on bikes/scooters; and widen sidewalks to minimum 6-foot effective width with lighting, landscape, accessible curb ramps, and crosswalk improvements, thereby increasing the safety and visibility of pedestrians; and install or modify traffic signals in order to improve multimodal connectivity between West Oakland, Downtown Oakland and the Oakland waterfront. By separating modes of travel and allocating more space to non-motorized travel, the project will reduce vehicle trips, vehicle miles traveled, and injuries and/or fatalities in traffic collisions, which disproportionately affect Black residents. 

Amount requested: $2.5 million

Project Name:

Central Ave Roundabout

Project Sponsor: City of Alameda

The Central Avenue corridor between the Main Street/Pacific Avenue intersection in west Alameda and the Encinal Avenue/Sherman Street intersection in central Alameda is a high injury corridor in an area with about 5,000 students. The City has been working with the Alameda community, a team of design and safety consultants, Caltrans and AC Transit for 8 years to develop a plan to improve the safety of the Central Avenue corridor for all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, AC Transit riders and drivers. The City has developed a final concept that is projected to reduce the number of collisions by almost 35% on the corridor and also will reduce speeding and the travel time for cars and AC Transit buses.

Amount requested: $1.8 million

Project Name:

West Berkeley Bike Lanes

Project Sponsor: City of Berkeley

The Addison Street Bicycle Boulevard project will provide a safe, low-stress east-west bicycle connection in Berkeley, filling a 1.5-mile gap in the city’s existing bicycle boulevard network. The project is a Tier I priority project in the Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2017) because it will serve a central role in the City’s bicycle network, meets public demand for safe, low-stress bicycle routes, and is in an area of high demand for bicycling in Berkeley.

The project consists of Class III Bicycle Boulevard facility improvements on Addison Street, including the installation of two traffic circles, one traffic diverter, a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) with a refuge median, a pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB), signage, striping, and Class I Shared-Use path improvements on Lehua Way. A Class IV Separated Bikeway connector across San Pablo Avenue addresses a key barrier to east-west bicycle connectivity in the City of Berkeley. These countermeasures will create a safer, low-stress environment for bicycling around Berkeley. First- and last-mile connections to regional transit amenities like the Downtown Berkeley BART station or the Berkeley Amtrak station will be strengthened.

Amount requested: $704,000

 

Project Name:

Bay Bridge Forward

Project Sponsor: BMTC/AC Transit

The Bay Bridge Forward initiative is part of a broader Bay Area effort to meet our ambitious climate goals, including through increasing transit ridership. Funds will support the delivery of two critical infrastructure components of the Bay Bridge Forward initiative, the I-80/Powell Street transit access improvements and the I-80 westbound bus lane extension project. Climate benefits from shifting single occupant vehicle trips to transit trips will increase once we achieve our related ambitious goal of electrifying the AC Transit (and other Bay Area) bus fleet. By improving transit reliability, connectivity, and moving more people within our existing growth footprint, these projects also support the transit-oriented land use strategy that is essential if the Bay Area is to make progress on the ambitious equity and affordability goals laid out in Plan Bay Area 2050.

Amount requested: $3 million

 

Project Name:

Oakland/Alameda Access

Project Sponsor: Alameda County Transportation Commission

The project addresses transportation inequities and significant safety concerns identified through extensive multilingual public outreach efforts. Pedestrian vehicle conflicts will be reduced by intersection improvements, such as new sidewalks, bulbouts, high visibility crosswalks, signal modifications to provide pedestrian priority, a pedestrian hybrid beacon, and pedestrian-scale lighting. The community would benefit economically and socially from reduced traffic congestion, improved access, connectivity, and cohesion due to the new ramp configuration, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure improvements. The project will provide environmental benefits for two parks by enhancing access and reducing effects of visual barriers by removing portions of an off-ramp and constructing new landscaping. The bicycle path and sidewalk additions will close gaps in the existing network and will help provide additional opportunities to reduce the I-880 barrier and improve active transportation (non-motorized) connections between other parts of Downtown Oakland neighborhoods, its residents, and local-run businesses. Motorists will benefit from reduced congestion and reduced travel time accessing I-880 from Alameda.

Amount requested: $3 million

 

Project Name:

East Oakland Hydrogen Upgrades

Project Sponsor: AC Transit

The $2 million requested would allow the Transit District to build the infrastructure needed to increase AC Transit’s capacity to refuel a greater number of zero-emission buses which can then be deployed into the community. Currently the East Oakland Division can fuel 10 buses per day. This project will expand the on-site hydrogen storage capacity, replace the compression system with a cryogenic liquid hydrogen pump, upgrade older vaporizers with pressure vaporizers, and add 6 high pressure storage tubes. The increased capacity will allow AC Transit to refuel 60 hydrogen buses per day. By deploying more zero-emission buses into the community AC Transit will be helping to improve the air quality and health outcomes in this underserved community. Neighborhoods in East Oakland that are prioritized for zero emission bus service include Coliseum, Foothill and Fruitvale, in addition to the International Blvd. and Macarthur-Grand corridors.

Amount requested: $2 million

 

Link to financial disclosure for Member-Designated Projects.


Community Project Funding – House Committee on Appropriations

 

CJS-Byrne JAG Account 

Project Name: Youth ALIVE! and Community & Youth Outreach (CYO) 

Project Requestor: National Institute of Criminal Justice Reform 

This project will expand collaborative efforts to prevent violent crime and provide victims’ services, including support and services to those residents most vulnerable to gun violence in Oakland. Using the ‘credible messenger’ approach through outreach, mentoring, case management/coaching & therapeutic group services, this project aims to provide wraparound support for clients that meet multiple high risk indicators. It will further provide violence prevention, intervention and healing services, including shooting and homicide response (working directly with victims impacted to prevent retaliation and promote healing), violence interruption (street-based outreach, safety assessment and conflict mediation), and culturally appropriate bilingual case management and mental health counseling.
 

Amount requested: $500,000

 

FSGG Small Business Administration

Project Name: Oakland Cultural and Commercial Corridor Recovery Project

Requestor: Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation  

The funding would be used to implement economic recovery and revitalization projects in five neighborhoods of color across the City of Oakland. These projects will empower residents of low-income neighborhoods, local non-profits who serve clients of color, and small businesses owned and operated by people of color.   

Amount requested: $1,000,000

 

Homeland Security - FEMA

Project Name: Veteran's Court Seawall

Requestor: City of Alameda

The funding would be used in the construction design of the Veteran's Court Seawall project to provide long-term flood protection and address coastal resiliency issues on Bay Farm Island.

Amount requested: $1,500,000

 

INTERIOR EPA STAG

Project Name: Trash Capture Project

Requestor: City of San Leandro

The funding would be used to install full trash capture devices in 18 locations throughout San Leandro in order to ensure the San Leandro community remains in compliance with important State and regional water quality regulatory standards.  

Amount requested: $1,000,000

 

LHHS HRSA Account 

Project Name: West Oakland Health Council 

Project Requestor: Alameda County 

The West Oakland Health Council provides comprehensive, culturally sensitive medical and dental care to residents throughout the County and City.  To ensure accessibility and affordability, West Oakland Health accepts most forms of insurance and offers discounts on the cost of care for uninsured and low-income patients.  WOHC is a safety-net provider that is governed by a patient board in the underserved community of West Oakland. 

Amount requested: $1,250,000 

 

LHHS HRSA Account 

Project Name: Oakland LGBTQ Community Center 

Project Requestor: Oakland LGBTQ Community Center 

The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center will create a mobile LGBTQ centered, gender affirming health access-point  to improve health outcomes, prevent HIV/STI/STD infections, and increase community healthcare access and benefit enrollment for marginalized community members. 

Amount requested: $360,000 

 

LHHS SAMHSA Account 

Project Name: Oakland Mental Health Resilience Project

Requestor: City of Oakland

The funding would be used to promote the health, education and well-being of Oakland families and adults by providing free programs and building strong communities through grassroots leadership and civic engagement.

Amount Requested: $1,230,006

 

LHHS-Education-ESE 

Project Name: Oakland Symphony - Expansion of MUSE Program 

Project Requestor: East Bay Performing Arts 

The Oakland Symphony’s MUSE Program combines orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community by providing quality live performances, education for lifetime enrichment, and the perpetuation of the performing arts. 

Amount requested: $500,000 

 

THUD – HUD EDI

Project Name: African American Holistic Resource Center

Requestor: City of Berkeley

The funding would be used to provide comprehensive, culturally relevant medical and mental health services to the African-American community.

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

 

THUD – HUD EDI 

Project Name: Affordable Housing Development/Corporation Yard Environmental Clean-Up and Improvements

Requestor: City of Emeryville

The funding would be used to remove contamination and redevelop 158 units of affordable housing, addressing the issues of houselessness and environmental pollution.

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

 

Link to financial disclosure for Member-Designated Projects.