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