Several MTC and BATA committees will be meeting this upcoming Wednesday, January 10, at the Bay Area Metro Center, including the MTC Administration Committee, the MTC Programming and Allocations Committee, the BATA Oversight Committee, and the Policy Advisory Council.
Of particular note is the BATA Oversight Committee, which will be voting to place Regional Measure 3 on the ballot for this year’s June 5 statewide election. The measure would raise the toll on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges by $1 in 2019, followed by $1 in 2022, and another $1 in 2025. The Mercury News covered the topic earlier today and a recent poll shows strong support for the measure. Read more about how the money from the higher tolls would be used here.
Also of note for Wednesday is the Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, which will include:
- Revisions to the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) 2 program, including programming $13 million in Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (IDEA) grants;
- Proposed Lifeline Transportation Program Guidelines that will make $22 million available to Bay Area Congestion Management Agencies for programming;
- Adoption of a Regional Program of Applications for three Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) competitive programs: the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program, the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program and the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.
- Recommendations and findings from a study initiated in 2015 on a Regional Means-Based Transit Fare Program, to determine whether a transit fare program based on household income would be feasible and effective for the Bay Area.
- A proposed new policy framework for State Transit Assistance (STA) Population-Based Funds, in light of new funding from SB 1.
You can tune in live to the meetings here, and read the full agendas for all five meetings below: