Council Helps Secure Almost $1 Billion for Regional Transportation
The Bay Area Council applauds Congress for awarding almost $980 million to the Bay Area to support our regional transportation systems. The latest COVID relief package, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, also includes funding for highways, capital projects and rural areas, much of which will be distributed either by formula or through the state. This funding is critical to keep transportation—the backbone of our economy—running and preserve the region’s many transit-related jobs. The Council’s advocacy was critical to ensuring that regional—not just local—systems received these funds.