Transportation Measure Goes to Bay Area Voters

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Bay Area Toll Authority voted to place a measure on the June ballot asking voters to approve toll hikes on all Bay Area bridges except the Golden Gate Bridge, over the next several years. The measure, RM3, requires a majority vote among voters in the all the 9 Bay Area counties and will seek a $1 toll increase in 2019, 2022, and in 2025. The Golden Gate Bridge is governed by an independent district that sets its own tolls. RM3 will raise nearly $4.5 billion to fund transportation projects throughout the region, including expansions of BART and Caltrain and a $150 million grant program to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to regional transit hubs and to close gaps in the San Francisco Bay Trail.