Regional Measure 2

Meetings

Preview of 6/13 MTC Committee Meetings: Funding for Transportation, FY 2018-19 Agency Budget, Disadvantaged and Small Businesses, Horizon Updates and More

By Julie Teglovic
The interior of the board meeting room at the Bay Area Metro Center.

Update: Video recordings of these meetings (excluding MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity and Access Subcommittee) are now available. BATA Oversight Committee: Video Recording MTC Programming and Allocations Committee: Video Recording MTC Administration Committee: Video Recording MTC Policy Advisory Council: Video Recording The Bay Area Toll Oversight Committee, two of MTC’s standing committees and the MTC Policy Advisory Council will meet starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the Bay Area Metro Center. Highlights include review of BATA's FY 2018-19 Toll Bridge Operating and Capital Read More

Meetings

5/23 MTC Meeting Wrap-Up: Commission Offers Support for Proposed BART TOD Policy, Approves Pilot Program Offering Fare Discounts for Low-Income Transit Riders

By Julie Teglovic
MTC Commission and staff sitting in the board room.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 23. Highlights included the Commission offering a "Support and Seek Amendments" positionon a State Assembly bill related to BART transit-oriented development (prompting a lively debate on regional housing and local zoning control), as well as approval of a pilot program that will provide 20 percent fare discounts to low-income adults on several major Bay Area transit operators. Read on for all the Commission actions of the day, as well as links to the video recording of the meeting and all the handouts. Read More

Meetings

Preview of 5/9 MTC Meetings

By Julie Teglovic
BAMC entrance

Three MTC Standing Committees will meet at the Bay Area Metro Center on Wednesday, May 9, in addition to a Budget Study Session, a Policy Advisory Council meeting, and a Policy Advisory Council Equity & Access Subcommittee meeting. Read on for a preview of the agenda items for the standing committee meetings. Tune in live to the meetings on Wednesday from our Live Webcasts page, and bookmark the main Meetings page to read the meeting agendas and keep up with all the meetings happening each week. Read More

Projects

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 Read More

Meetings

Preview of 3/7 Meetings: BATA Oversight Committee, MTC Administration Committee, MTC Programming and Allocations Committee

By Julie Teglovic
The exterior entrance of the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.

Three committees will be meeting on Wednesday, March 7, at the Bay Area Metro Center, starting at 9:30 a.m. The BATA Oversight Committee and MTC Administration Committee meetings will be brief approvals of consent calendars and contract amendments. At the MTC Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, the Commission will vote to approve recommended priorities for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (a statewide program funded by Cap and Trade proceeds); allocation of $1.4 million in Regional Measure 2 (RM2) funds to the Transportation Authority of Marin for the North Read More

MTC

Preview of 2/14 BATA and MTC Meetings

By Julie Teglovic
The exterior entrance of the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.

Five meetings are scheduled for this Wednesday, February 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee, the MTC Administration Committee, the MTC Programming & Allocations Committee, the MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity & Access Subcommittee, and the MTC Policy Advisory Council. Highlights include: the Bay Area Preservation Pilot, a proposed new policy for State Transit Assistance population-based funds, Regional Measure 2, the Transportation Improvement Program, the Regional Means-Based Fare Proposal Update, recent meetings of the Read More

MTC

Preview of 1/10 Meetings: BATA Oversight, Programming and Allocations, etc.

By Julie Teglovic
Bay Bridge Toll Plaza

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 Read More

Transportation

Ferry Service Is Coming to Richmond

By Chirag Rabari

After a nearly 60 year hiatus, ferry service is coming back to Richmond. The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and the city of Richmond have broken ground on a ferry terminal at the site of a former Ford Motor plant on the Richmond waterfront. In the above video, MTC’s Mark Jones provides an overview of the project as well as the state of water transportation in the Bay Area. The Richmond Ferry Terminal Project includes the construction of a terminal shelter, gangway and dock, improved pedestrian and bike facilities, a kayak launch ramp, ADA access, and Read More