March 18, 2024—Streetsblog SF’s Roger Rudick covers the launch of Senate Bill 1031, the Connect Bay Area Act, that would authorize the Bay area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to move forward on a regional funding measure. The measure would “generate a minimum of $750 million per year in revenue to stabilize transit systems’ operations, avoid service cuts, and make service better, plus additional funds to improve roadways  and other physical transportation projects.”

“We look forward to working with the legislature to guarantee sufficient funding for transit, progressive revenue sources, and to limit roadway expenditures to state of good repair and safe and complete streets,” wrote the group Voices for Public Transportation [Public Advocates is a member of the VPT coalition], in a joint statement with several prominent Bay Area advocacy groups.

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