Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)

Transportation

Bay Area scores $407 million in SB1 transportation dollars for 11 projects

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

Meetings

Preview of 7/13 Meetings: MTC Standing Committees – “Diesel Free by ‘33” Initiative, 3 Pieces of State Legislation

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

Three MTC standing committee meetings are scheduled for Friday, July 13 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center. Here are links to the full agendas and meeting packets: Planning Committee Operations Committee Legislation Committee Read on for the highlights; tune in live to the meetings on Friday from our Live Webcasts page; and bookmark the main Meetings page to keep up with all MTC meetings. Read More

ABAG

Highlights from the Spring 2018 ABAG General Assembly

By Chirag Rabari
ABAG General Assembly Post Card

Nearly 150 attendees from local governments throughout the nine county San Francisco Bay Area attended the ABAG Spring 2018 General Assembly and Business Meeting on May 31, 2018. The General Assembly brings together ABAG’s member towns, cities and counties once a year to review and approve the Associations’s budget and work program for the coming fiscal year, as well as to discuss urgent policy issues facing the region. The overarching theme of this year’s program was resilience. Major topics covered included recovery lessons from the North Bay Wildfires, adaptation strategies for floods and 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

Funding

Bay Area Receives $38 Million in State Funding to Rehabilitate and Modernize Transit Systems

By Chirag Rabari
Rapid Bus

Here’s more good news for transportation in California and the Bay Area: Caltrans announced [last week] the recipients of $105 million in State of Good Repair (SGR) program funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), money that will provide capital assistance to local governments and agencies to rehabilitate and modernize California’s existing local transit systems. This program has a specific goal of keeping transit systems in a state of good repair, including the purchase of new transit vehicles and maintenance and rehabilitation of transit facilities and vehicles. This includes nearly $38 million for 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

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

Transportation

Statewide Coalition to Support State Roads and Protect Local Transportation Improvements Gains Momentum

By Chirag Rabari
Bike lane

From the League of California Cities: As cities and counties throughout California begin hundreds of street and road improvement projects funded through SB 1, [a] broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements gains momentum. Cities are using these dollars to fill pot holes resurface streets, fix bridges, improve sidewalks, expand bike lanes and more and it is critical that these transportation funds remain protected. Voters have an opportunity in June to prevent the Legislature from diverting transportation funds with Proposition 69. Supported by the Read More