More Work to Be Done in 2018
Feb 09, 2018 11:10AM
● Published by Supervisor Karen Mitchoff
By Supervisor Karen
have made improvements towards transportation and infrastructure in Contra
Costa County, but there is still more work to be done in 2018.
2017, the county saw HOV lanes added to 680 that spanned from Walnut Creek to
San Ramon to help ease the commute going southbound. The GoMentum Station in
Concord has continued to build and leverage partnerships worldwide to increase
the number of autonomous vehicles tested at the former Naval Weapons Station.
This effort brings innovative technology to our community and international
recognition. With SB 1 signed into law, this legislation will put dollars
directly into improving the safety of our roads and freeways. This bill is
projected to generate $54 billion in transportation dollars over 10 years
statewide. About half of the money will go to cities and counties to fix local
roads and potholes, improve lanes, and address other related issues that are
continued advocacy around funding for transportation, there is also a growing
need for alternative methods of transportation to be mindfully integrated in
the infrastructure of services for the aging community. Someday that may
include autonomous vehicles, but today these individuals rely on services like
Meals on Wheels, public transit, and in-home care programs.
Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging provides systems of care and support
towards independent living to the senior population. These services range from
adult day care, ombudsman services (which include complaint investigation and
resolution services for residents over 60), and the Fall Prevention program,
among others. They also partner with local organizations like Meals on Wheels,
Mobility Matters, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California,
Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, and many others to provide
extensive services for families across the county.
we enter the new year, I will continue to work with my colleagues through local
and regional platforms to advocate for the safety and care of our community.