OTMA is dedicated to creating a safer, more mobile Oakland…

Mission Statement

OTMA serves the Oakland community through advocacy and provision of information to encourage good transportation choices by commuters, residents and visitors alike with the goal of increasing the use of modes other than the automobile. These alternative modes will reduce congestion and improve the quality of the street environment and therefore the quality of life in Oakland.

Vision Statement

An Oakland that is an integrated and legible urban core.

About Oakland Transportation Management Association

Whether traveling by car, bus, bike, or foot, the Oakland Transportation Management Association constantly strives to improve the mobility, access, and safety of commuters.

Home to some of the nation's leading medical and educational institutions, over 100,000 pedestrians and 75,000 vehicles travel through Oakland each and every day.  These students, employees, and visitors’ ability to move safely and effectively is paramount to the continuation of Oakland’s growth and success.

Located in the heart of Oakland, OTMA is a nonprofit organization open to businesses, community organizations, local government agencies, and regional transportation planners and providers. We are always working to better the Oakland community’s ability to stay in motion while reducing traffic and air pollution. We provide many services in and around Oakland which directly aid in getting people where they need to go quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Our ultimate goal is to create an environment that meets the needs of individuals who visit, work, and live in the Oakland area.  We achieve this by working toward three main objectives:

  1. Increasing the use of public transportation, shared vehicle programs, parking management programs and alternative transportation modes by those currently traveling through Oakland in single occupancy vehicles.
  2. Supporting new developments and patterns that encourage the use of public transit and promote increased vehicle occupancy and reduce parking space requirements.
  3. Encouraging pedestrian and bicycling transportation.