Regional Measure 3

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

Preview of 6/8 MTC Standing Committee Meetings: Autonomous Vehicles, Primary Election Results, and Much More

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

Update: Video recordings of these meetings are now available. 6/9 MTC Planning Committee: Video Recording 6/9 MTC Operations Committee: Video Recording 6/9 MTC Legislation Committee: Video Recording Three of MTC’s standing committees will meet starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Bay Area Metro Center. Highlights include a preview of a new report on autonomous vehicles, proposed action on two pieces of housing-related state legislation, updates on this week’s state primary election, and federal legislation and funding updates. Read on for links to everything, and tune in live to the Read More

Transportation

Regional Measure 3 Election Results

By Chirag Rabari
Traffic at the Tolls

Regional Measure 3 (RM 3), a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects, appears headed for a win after a combined majority of Bay Area voters decided to raise tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges during yesterday’s election. Tolls will now be raised by a total of $3 over the next seven years to finance a suite of transit, highway and bike/pedestrian improvements across the region. Continue reading on to see a snapshot of the election results by county, as well a map of RM 3 projects and the RM 3 expenditure plan. 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

MTC-ABAG

New from the MTC-ABAG Library: Reports, Research Articles and More Available Online

By Library
A pair on glasses rests on a laptop keyboard. Several books and a coffee cup are shown to the side of the laptop.

This month’s open access, long-form reading recommendations from the MTC-ABAG Library cover housing issues, Regional Measure 3, local and state transit, the inner workings of ridesharing companies, climate change, and the overall resilience of the Bay Area. Continue reading on to take a closer look! Read More

MTC-ABAG

Preview of 2/9 Meetings: Joint MTC Planning & ABAG Administrative, MTC Operations, MTC Legislation

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

Three meetings are scheduled for this Friday, February 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Joint MTC Planning Committee with the ABAG Administrative Committee, the MTC Operations Committee, and the MTC Legislation Committee. Highlights include: an overview of an ambitious new joint agency project called Futures, an update of MTC’s Draft Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, a report on MTC’s Goods Movement Investment Strategy, an update on efforts to improve traffic operations systems in the I-880 corridor, a discussion of the imminent Regional Read More

MTC-ABAG

Beyond the Headlines: Reading Recommendations from the MTC-ABAG Library, with a Spotlight on Housing

By Library
Hands hold a tablet with text on it; a large book is below the tablet. A cup of coffee and a croissant are in the background.

Love our daily news headlines but craving some deeper knowledge? Settle in for some in-depth reading on the important issues affecting our region. This month we highlight some publications that contextualize and illuminate the regional housing crisis, including this thorough literature review from CASA and a handy summary of the significant housing bills passed in California in 2017. Other topics included in this month’s reading list include Regional Measure 3, local Bay Area transportation projects, transit ridership, automated vehicles, and climate change. Read More

MTC

Meeting Wrap-Up, 1/24: BATA Approves Regional Measure 3 for June Ballot; MTC Approves New Transportation Program Guidelines; CASA Reviews Housing Strategy Framework

By Julie Teglovic
375 Beale

Five meetings were held at the Bay Area Metro Center on Wednesday, January 24. The highlight of the morning was the Bay Area Toll Authority meeting, where the Commission unanimously approved a resolution to place Regional Measure 3 on the June 5 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. If approved by a combined majority of all voters, a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects would be financed by a $1 increase in tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges beginning Jan. 1, 2019, followed by a $1 increase in January 2022 and another $1 increase in January 2025 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