Who We Are
WCCTAC is one of four Regional Transportation Planning Committees (RTPCs) in Contra Costa County and represents the West Contra Costa sub-area. The Committees were created in 1988 to guide transportation projects and programs included in the Measure C, ½ cent, transportation sales tax approved by Contra Costa voters. Measure C was succeeded by Measure J in 2004.
WCCTAC is a public agency, governed by a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the following member agencies: the cities of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo; Contra Costa County; and the transit operators, AC Transit, BART, and WestCAT. WCCTAC’s operating revenues are derived from dues paid by member agencies as well as from numerous grants.
WCCTAC aims to improve the transportation system in West Contra Costa through the development and coordination of transportation plans, projects, programs and policies for the West Contra Costa area. In addition to directing some funds from Measure J, WCCTAC administers the Sub-regional Transportation Mitigation Fee Program (STMP) which collects impact fees from development projects built in the West Contra County and applies them to transportation improvements.
WCCTAC also manages a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program using the ‘511 Contra Costa’ brand which is aimed at vehicle trip reduction. Programs include: Outreach to assist employers with development of trip reduction programs, bicycle programs, carpool and transit incentive programs and other projects to encourage alternative to driving alone.
WCCTAC appoints two representatives to the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) who serve alternating two-year terms. CCTA is the countywide governing body for Measures J and also directs certain state and federal transportation funds that are allocated to Contra Costa County. CCTA also serves as the county’s Congestion Management Agency (CMA).
WCCTAC’s Board usually meets the last Friday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the El Cerrito City Council Chambers. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meets the second Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the San Pablo City Council Chambers