The California Transportation Commission has voted to allocate $589 million for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $302 million – more than half of the funding. Read More
On Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., MTC, Caltrans and other agencies will gather public input on the future of Highway 37. Find a link to the Zoom meeting here. Read More
The Marin 101-580 connector project is in the planning phase and the number of alternatives for the undertaking is narrowing. Read More
The California Department of Transportation is showing the progress of the newly established Clean California program in tackling California’s trash problem in its latest video. Read More
Bay Area highway, transit and goods-movement projects this week earned more than $400 million in new funding as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) finalized a new round of awards through a trio of competitive statewide programs established by the Senate Bill 1 transportation investment package signed into law in 2017. Read More
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released new report Thursday: “Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future.”
Last month Congress approved a $1.3 trillion appropriations bill to fund the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. In a departure from previous years, the budget included major boosts in funding for both defense and non-defense discretionary programs and also significantly increased investment in federal housing and transportation programs. This post will provide summaries of major housing, transportation and other relevant provisions from the final FY 2018 spending bill; a chart comparing FY 2017 and FY 2018 funding levels; and analysis of California and/or Bay Area impacts for select housing
Though this week’s atmospheric river-fueled storm may delay its opening by a few days, the new alignment on southbound 101 at the Marin-Sonoma Narrows will soon bring major traffic flow improvements and future flood relief to this bottleneck area. Check out a new video from MTC’s Mark Jones to see the project in action and hear experts from Caltrans and the Transportation Authority of Marin talk about the higher, dryer, wider highway.