Friday Video: Regional Measure 3

By Julie Teglovic

On June 5th, voters in all nine Bay Area counties will decide on a package of congestion relief projects known as Regional Measure 3 (RM 3). If approved by a combined majority of all voters, this suite of transit, highway and bike/pedestrian improvements would be financed by an increase in tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges.

Today’s video gives a brief history of the past two regional measures that were passed in the Bay Area – Regional Measure 1 in 1988 and Regional Measure 2 in 2004 –  before discussing some of projects planned for the toll funds if RM 3 passes this year.

Planned RM 3 transit projects include extensions for BART, Caltrain and SMART; new vehicles for Muni and BART; new AC Transit rapid bus service; expanded ferry service; train service to Sacramento; and planning a new cross-bay rail tube.

Planned RM 3 highway projects include the I-680/80/SR-12 interchange in Solano County; various interchange improvements in Contra Costa and Alameda counties; upgrades to the Dumbarton Bridge; rebuilding the 101/92 interchange in San Mateo County; SR-37 congestion and flood relief; a direct freeway connection from 101 to the Richmond bridge; and traffic flow improvements to the westbound Richmond bridge approach.

Watch the video for more details on these projects. You can also review the complete expenditure plan and learn more on the RM 3 information page on MTC’s website.

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