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File #: 2018-5381   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 3/28/2018
Title: Approve Support for Regional Measure 3 and Proposition 69 (Action)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Resolution - Regional Measure 3 Support, 2. Exhibit 2 - Resolution - Proposition 69 Support and SB 1 Repeal Opposition

Title

Approve Support for Regional Measure 3 and Proposition 69 (Action)

Body

Transportation Commission
Date of Meeting (03/28/2018)
Item #4C
(ACTION)

Approve Support for Regional Measure 3 and Proposition 69

Background

These transportation funding measures - RM 3 and SB 1 - help alleviate the San Francisco Bay Area's growing congestion that has occurred due to the region's success in attracting jobs and being an international powerhouse with both Silicon Valley and San Francisco within reach to Alamedans for world class employment, resources and culture. The region's transportation infrastructure and transit services have struggled to keep up with the continued growth. Just over 75 years ago, the Bay Area only had a population of 1.7 million in 1940, and now it is over 7 million. By 2040, the Bay Area's population is expected to increase to over 9 million people, which will be an increase of over 7 million people in 100 years.

As an island community in the San Francisco Bay, Alameda is impacted by this regional growth making it difficult for Alamedans to commute to jobs and to travel around the Bay Area on both weekdays and weekends. Since these transportation issues are regional in nature, these additional transportation monies are from regional bridges, which target users of these pinch points in the region with additional tolls, and from gas tax increases, which target motorists who use the transportation system. These additional transportation revenues will help ensure that the region not only maintains but also grows its transportation infrastructure to meet current and expected demand, and will help increase transit operational revenues to make transit more frequent, reliable and attractive for further congestion relief. Alameda is not in a position to fund our regional transportation needs on its own - such as improved ferry, BART and Transbay bus services, seismic lifeline structures, a second Transbay BART tube, bay trail expansion and ...

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