Regional Measure 3 (RM 3) is an opportunity to fund the next generation of Bay Area transportation improvements-a package of 35 projects and programs to relieve traffic and enhance public transit in bridge corridors. Watch MTC's video. Here is how it will help Solano County . . .
Solano County Projects and Transit Benefits
RM3 will fund SR 37 flooding/congestion issues, I-80 Express Lanes, SF Bay Ferry service Vallejo to San Francisco
Bay Area voters approved a bridge toll increase for regional transportation improvements in 1988 and 2004. Solano County has constructed the following projects with the funds from these bridge tolls:
$184 Million funded:
A majority of voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties approved RM3 on June 5, 2018. The toll revenues will be used to finance a $4.45 billion slate of highway and transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes. RM3 raises tolls on the region's state-owned toll bridges by $1 beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Tolls will rise by another $1 in January 2022, with another $1 increase in January 2025. This marks the first toll increase on the seven state-owned bridges since 2010. Two of the seven Bay Area bridges are located in Solano County.
More information on RM 3 can be found on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website:
Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo and Benicia-Martinez Bridge received RM1 funds in 2003 and 2007. These 2 bridges provide the tolls that return funds to Solano County.
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