Council Continues to Advocate for Changes to Regional Transportation Measure 

Efforts to advance a regional transportation improvement and funding measure trudged forward this week as the legislation (SB 1031, Wiener and Wahab) to authorize the Bay Area to place a measure on a future ballot advanced out of the Senate Transportation Committee and Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee this week. The Bay Area Council has been heavily engaged in the process to develop the framework for the measure, including emphasizing the importance of developing a balanced expenditure plan that responds to the multi-modal transportation needs of Bay Area residents and recognizes the importance of providing geographically proportionate and equitable benefits for all areas of the region.  

The Council continues to advocate vigorously for changes to the legislation and spending framework, and our perspective was shared during testimony at this week’s legislative hearings highlighting our concerns about existing language that would require employers to purchase transit subsidies for all employees regardless of whether transit is an accessible option for them. We believe that a regional transportation measure is necessary for providing the Bay Area with the world-class transportation system our region deserves, and we believe that the changes we and others are seeking are critical to achieving that and winning voter support. See the Council’s position letter here. To engage in the Council’s transportation policy work, please contact Vice President Emily Loper.  

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