Bay Area Transit


New budget agreement gives big boost to transportation, housing

Housing and transportation

California's current fiscal strength is poised to pay big dividends for transportation and housing investments around the Bay Area and across the state. The $300 billion-plus budget agreement announced Wednesday by state legislative leaders for the upcoming 2022-23 fiscal year directs more than $10 billion in projected surplus funds to advance a range of transportation priorities plus an additional $1.6 billion to help meet many of the state's longstanding housing affordability challenges. Gov. Newsom is expected to sign the budget into law by the end of this month. Read More

Joint MTC ABAG Committee supports Seamless Transit Act, with amendments
Mark Prado March 16, 2022
Ferry commuter

A lively and lengthy meeting of the Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee last Friday was highlighted by members’ vote to support of state Sen. Josh Becker’s Seamless Transit Transformation Act, SB 917, if the Legislature makes a few key amendments.


All aboard! Transit agencies’ new campaign invites Bay Area residents to move forward together

Returning to transit

As more schools prepare to reopen for in-person learning and more businesses welcome employees back to the workplace, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and more than two dozen transit agencies this week joined forces to launch a new multi-lingual advertising campaign encouraging Bay Area residents of all ages to move forward together on the region’s buses, trains, ferries and light-rail vehicles. Read More