Transportation

California’s High-Speed Rail Project: Approval of the San Jose to Merced Environmental Documents is Essential for Jobs, the Environment, Business Competitiveness and Quality of Life image

California’s High-Speed Rail Project: Approval of the San Jose to Merced Environmental Documents is Essential for Jobs, the Environment, Business Competitiveness and Quality of Life

By Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, Ashley Swearengin, President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, and A...
Show me the Money; Bay Area Competes for Federal Transportation Largesse image

Show me the Money; Bay Area Competes for Federal Transportation Largesse

From electrifying Caltrain to extending BART to San Jose, the Bay Area is lining up its top transportation infrastructure projects to compete for $...
Employer Survey: Almost 70% See “New Normal” Operations by Summer image

Employer Survey: Almost 70% See “New Normal” Operations by Summer

Almost one full year of survey data provided by Bay Area employers shows the post-pandemic “new normal” for in-person office work and public tr...
Let It Flow: Federal Funding for Bay Area Transportation image

Let It Flow: Federal Funding for Bay Area Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration announced yesterday (March 3) that five Bay Area transit operators will receive an additional $525 million of op...
Gov. Newsom Reappoints Wunderman Chair of Regional Ferry Board image

Gov. Newsom Reappoints Wunderman Chair of Regional Ferry Board

Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced the reappointment of Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman as Chair of the Water Emergency Transportation Agency (WE...
Council Sponsors Legislation to Fast Track Transportation Infrastructure Projects image

Council Sponsors Legislation to Fast Track Transportation Infrastructure Projects

With billions of dollars in new federal infrastructure funding poised to pour into the Bay Area, new legislation (SB 922) introduced this week (Feb...
Council Advocates for Megaregion Dozen Transportation Projects image

Council Advocates for Megaregion Dozen Transportation Projects

Last Friday, the Megaregion Working Group – comprised of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and ...
Council Co-Sponsoring Seamless Transit Transformation Act image

Council Co-Sponsoring Seamless Transit Transformation Act

Getting commuters back on transit is hard enough with lingering concerns about COVID, but our region’s disjointed and largely uncoordinated appro...
Despite Gains in 2021, Regional Economic and Transit Recovery Face Uphill Battle image

Despite Gains in 2021, Regional Economic and Transit Recovery Face Uphill Battle

New data from December 2021 show modest gains in employment in the Bay Area, California and the nation overall, ending a year of slow but steady jo...
Council CEO Jim Wunderman Named to MTC Network Manager Advisory Group image

Council CEO Jim Wunderman Named to MTC Network Manager Advisory Group

The rubber is about to meet the road on our way to a more integrated Bay Area transit system. Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman has ...
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