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Regional Measure 3

Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan I-80 Interchange Construction

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. Here is how it will help Solano County . . .

Solano County Projects and Transit Benefits

  • I-80/I-680/SR 12 Interchange $150 M Construction FY 2019-20
  • I-80 Westbound Truck Scales $105 M Construction FY 2020-21
  • SR 37 Improvements $100 M Improvements at Mare Island and the Fairgrounds interchange
  • I-80 HOV/Express Lanes $75 M between Fairfield/Vacaville, Construction FY 2018-19
  • SF Bay Ferry Capital and service improvements for Vallejo (doubles frequency between Vallejo/SF)
  • Capitol Corridor Improve frequency to Fairfield-Suisun & Fairfield-Vacaville train stations
  • New SolanoExpress Buses and more frequency for regional express bus service
  • Vallejo Station Phase B Parking structure, a catalyst for downtown economic development
  • Bay Trail/Safe Routes to Transit Gap closures and First/Last mile capital improvements
SR 37 Flooding I-80 Express Lanes SF Bay Ferry Vallejo






RM 3 would fund SR 37 flooding/congestion issues, I-80 Express Lanes, SF Bay Ferry service Vallejo to SF

Simple as 1-2-3!

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:


  • Carquinez Bridge (2003) and Benicia-Martinez Bridge Replacement (2007)


$184 Million funded:

  • 2 Rail Projects
  • 4 Capital Road and Freight projects
  • 5 Intermodal Transit Stations
  • SolanoExpress Operating Funds (27% from RM 2)
  • SF Bay Ferry Operating Funds for Vallejo service

If approved by a majority of voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties, toll revenues would be used to finance a $4.45 billion slate of highway and transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes.


Voter approval of RM 3 on June 5, 2018 would raise tolls on the region's state-owned toll bridges by $1 beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Tolls would rise by another $1 in January 2022 with another $1 increase in January 2025. This would mark 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  Benicia-Martinez Bridge
Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo and Benicia-Martinez Bridge received RM 1 funds in 2003 and 2007.  These 2 bridges provide the tolls that return funds to Solano County.

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