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March/April 2021
NEWS TO KEEP YOU MOVING

Highway 101 Interchange and Approaching Roadway Study - Please Take the Survey (English and Español) - Ends April 16

Let us know how we can improve your experience around Marin County’s interchanges. Your feedback will be used to identify specific areas most in need of improvement and help us make Marin County’s interchanges safer and more efficient for everyone. The survey will be open through Friday, April 16, 2021.

TAKE THE SURVEY and forward to any and all you think might want to provide their input.

Highway 101’s interchanges vary in age; many of them were built in the 1950s and 1960s and have not been altered in meaningful ways to meet current and future demands of vehicles, transit, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The study will identify a program of short, medium, and/or long-term projects at twelve selected interchanges to improve their operation and safety for all users.

Take the Survey and Learn More

Back to School Safety Reminder!

Excitement is brimming as students return full time to schools. Safe Routes to Schools and TAM wish to remind school communities to be extra vigilant when commuting during school arrival and departure times.

When driving, please remember these important safety tips:

  • Allow extra time for travel
  • Go slow and scan for children, especially during morning and afternoon commute times
  • Stay alert - eyes up and focus on the drive; mobile devices can take a back seat to safety

Another reminder to reduce traffic and increase student safety, please encourage your child(ren) to walk and roll to school if you live one mile or less, bike if less than two miles, and park and walk part way if you live greater than two miles away.  Every bit helps. Thank you!
Learn more on the Safe Routes to Schools program website.

TAM Releases 2020 Annual Report

The TAM/Citizens' Oversight Committee (COC) 2020 Annual Report has been released and is available to view on the TAM website. The Annual Report provides an overview of TAM's progress to deliver transportation projects and programs. Additionally, it provides documentation and assurance that funds are being spent in accordance with the voter-approved Expenditure Plans. In the report you will find an overview of funding sources, TAM's current financial picture and status updates of high-priority transportation programs and projects that are supported by our local funding and other regional, state, and federal funds.

View the TAM 2020 Annual Report
PROJECT UPDATES

Join the State Route 37 Town Hall on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.

State Senators Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd will host a Town Hall for State Route 37 on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. Judy Arnold, Marin County Supervisor and TAM Board member and Anne Richman, TAM Executive Director, will join the panel with Caltrans, MTC and representatives from Sonoma, Napa and Solano transportation authorities to discuss the coordinated planning efforts to develop solutions for improving SR 37. These planning efforts include:

  •  An Ultimate Resilient Sea Level Rise Design Alternatives Assessment focused on SR 37 within Marin and Sonoma counties between U.S. 101 and Highway 121.
  • A Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan to identify goals, corridor needs and challenges, and project priorities for various modes of travel to inform decision making and future funding.
  • A corridor-wide effort known as the Planning and Environmental Linkage to identify and narrow the range of alternatives to be advanced for environmental review and construction.

Learn more at on the project webpage.

Learn About Ways to Comment and Participate in the Town Hall

Check Out the Marin Commutes Spring Newsletter!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, including decisions about how and when you travel. Whatever changes you may be experiencing, Marin Commutes continues to provide the information and resources to get where you need to go. Read the spring newsletter for the latest tips and resources, including commute support information, local transit safety measures, Connect2Transit program details, walking and biking resources and information on making the most out of working from home. For details about Marin Commutes, visit the program website

Read the Marin Commutes Spring Newsletter

San Rafael Third Street Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project Update

The City of San Rafael hosted a community meeting on March 24 to provide project information and receive public input on the Third Street Corridor Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project. The meeting included an overview of the goals of the project, project highlights, lighting design, the construction process, and potential impacts to the community. For more information, please view the presentation from the meeting or visit the project webpage.

Check out the video below created by students at the Marin School of Environmental Leadership (MSEL) to inform the public about the Third Street Rehabilitation Project.

Corte Madera Safe Pathways Project Completed: Pixley/Redwood Intersection

The Pixley Avenue/Redwood Avenue Intersection Project adjacent to Neil Cummins Elementary School was designed to enhance pedestrian safety by increasing pedestrian visibility, shortening crossing distances, slowing turning vehicles, visually narrowing the roadway, and increasing sightlines. Improvements included two bulb outs, ADA-compliant curb ramps, and relocation of drainage inlets. The project also trimmed back vegetation and increased visibility of pedestrians crossing at a critical intersection with sightline deficiencies.

In October 2019, the TAM Board allocated Measure AA funds in the amount of $4,461,000. This included 13 large projects, and $700,000 to 14 small projects from the Fourth Cycle Safe Pathways to Schools Call for Projects. $50,000 was allocated for Corte Madera’s Pixley Avenue/ Redwood Avenue Intersection Project. Small Safe Pathway projects are considered small scale safety projects that are relatively inexpensive and quicker to implement than large Safe Pathway projects. Corte Madera completed this project in late 2020.
TAM Partner News

Active Transportation Program Funds Recommended for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Shared Use Gap Closure Project

On March 16, MTC staff recommended awarding $4.3 million of Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding to the Richmond-San Rafael Shared Use Path Gap Closure Project.  The project will build a multi-use pathway along Francisco Boulevard East from Grange Avenue to the westbound I-580 Main Street off-ramp. The project improves the bicycle/pedestrian connection to the new pathway on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the new cycle-track on the Sir Francis Drake Flyover to Andersen Drive. The project was identified as one of the top regional active transportation priority projects in Marin and is expected to serve hundreds of users a day, including commuters, people accessing public transit stops, and recreational users. At their April meeting, the MTC Board of Commissioners will consider this recommendation, including seven other projects for a total of $37 million in ATP funding.

Pavement Management Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) Awards Local Jurisdictions Funding

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, roadways included. P-TAP provides Bay Area jurisdictions with expertise in implementing and maintaining a pavement management program. Larkspur, Ross, San Anselmo, and Tiburon were each awarded $15,000 from MTC to maintain their Pavement Management Systems. As part of the application process to receive funding, they provided accurate pavement condition data and demonstrated cost-effective maintenance strategies. MTC requires that each jurisdiction certify that it maintains a pavement management system to be eligible to receive funding from the One Bay Area Grant program.

Caltrans Selects New District 4 Director

Dina A. El-Tawansy has been selected as the District 4 Director after serving as Deputy Director since November 2019. She officially started her new role on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Dina has 23 years of service with Caltrans and her leadership experience spans three Districts and multiple Divisions. Ms. El-Tawansy has been a strong partner with TAM and has been involved with key Marin projects. Two of her initial speaking roles as Deputy Director included ribbon cutting celebrations for the Marin-Sonoma Narrows B3 project and the multi-use trail on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. We look froward to more groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings with her in the role of District 4 Director.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

4/12: Executive Committee Meetings
4/15: State Route 37 Town Hall
4/22: Board of Commissioners Meeting
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