This is a completely informal list of articles and presentations about legislation in the Bay Area regarding transportation. Its purpose is to help readers keep up on the changing legal and political situation. We have not necessarily discussed or taken a position on any of the legislation mentioned here.
Transport and Taxes
South Bay, SF Residents OK with Sales Tax Rise for Expanded Caltrain Service
Three out of four South Bay and San Francisco voters are willing to pay a higher sales tax to fund an expansion of Caltrain, a new poll found. Registered voters in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties were asked if they would support a proposed sales tax increase of one-eighth of a cent to ease traffic, double the ridership capacity on Caltrain and complete the full electrification of the system. Seventy-six percent of the respondents said yes, compared to 18 percent who said no and another 6 percent who were undecided. Read article.
By Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, February 12, 2018
Regional Measure 3
Bay Area-wide Poll Finds Voters Favor RM3
RM3 would increase bridge tolls to provide funding for transportation improvements. This poll by Alameda County Transit covers the entire Ba Area and found that over half the people polled support RM3, no matter how often they use the bridges. Negative messages were not tested as part of this poll. Read report.