The City's Transportation Department provides professional expertise related to transportation policy, planning, programs and projects to ensure safe, equitable, and sustainable access and mobility for residents, businesses, and visitors. The mission of the transportation division is to promote the efficient movement of people and goods throughout Richmond by maintaining and enhancing a functional and efficient transportation network. The Transportation Division promotes the use of public transit, ride sharing, bicycling, walking, and other mobility options.
- Developing, maintaining, and implementing the First Mile/Last Mile Transportation Strategic Plan.
- Conducting and developing research, planning, and policies to address the City’s short and long term transportation needs and to achieve the City’s long term mobility goals.
- Developing equitable transportation decision-making frameworks for planning and project development.
- Reviewing projects for consistency and compliance with the General Plan, Environmental and Community Investment Agreement (ECIA), Bicycle Master Plan, First Mile/Last Mile Plan, South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan and other City adopted policies/plans.
- Developing and implementing sustainable transportation policies that improve transportation choices and minimize parking demand, congestion and pollution.
- Fostering and leading citywide coordination of local planning, land use, and economic development plans with transportation plans and programs.
- Coordinating with ECIA committee, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and West Contra Costa Transportation Authority (WCCTAC) for regional transportation planning for shared corridors and connectivity.
- Manage the expansion of the transportation system to help accommodate new land developments and establish policy framework for developments to contribute to minimizing its impact on the transportation network.
- Transportation Sustainability
- Managing public and private funding to implement a bike share network connecting the Richmond ferry terminal to the Richmond Bart Station.
- Coordinating the electric vehicle expansion plan and grant reporting for existing charging network.
- Establishing and managing vehicle share programs
- Assisting with the adoption and implementation of zero emission shuttles
- City Parking Authority
- Establishing and monitoring citywide Parking Management Plan and coordination with Engineering (on/off street parking)
- Traffic and Parking Regulations for transportation demand management (TDM)
- Managing city parking lot leases
- Neighborhood permit parking zones
- Transportation Services
- Providing paratransit services for seniors and disabled persons.