The Press

A collection of news articles about Faster Bay Area

Marin submits transportation wish list for mega tax measure Marin IJ 12/8/19

A train connecting Novato to the East Bay. Rapid bus lanes on Interstate 580, Highway 101 and Highway 37. Enhanced ferry service between the North Bay and San Francisco. Replacement of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. These are but a few of the items on Marin County transportation agencies’ wish list of projects it would want to see funded by Faster Bay Area, the mega sales tax measure that seeks to raise $100 billion to overhaul the region’s transit system.

Marin officials scrutinize pitch for $100B transit measure Marin IJ 9/29/19

A $100 billion transportation mega-measure might be headed to the November 2020 ballot, and local officials say they want to know how Marin would benefit.

Basics of $100B Faster Bay Area concepts, funding presented to STA   Daily Republic 9/12/19

Proponents behind a $100.6 billion tax plan to develop a “world-class, integrated transportation system” for the Bay Area on Wednesday laid out the foundation of the Faster Bay Area proposal to the Solano Transportation Authority.

CA: Why Bay Area transit is broken, and who is trying to fix it  Mass Transit, reprinting Mercury News 7/24/19

As regional leaders consider asking taxpayers to back a proposed $100 billion-plus regional transportation sales tax, transit advocates say it’s more imperative than ever for the Bay Area’s more than two dozen transit agencies to work together.

Targeting Bay Area gridlock, groups floating $100 billion measure   Chronicle 7/20/19

From BART trains packed to capacity during the commute to freeways that jam well before dawn, the strain on the Bay Area’s transportation backbone is intensifying.

Marin officials mull $100 billion transportation mega-measure idea Marin IJ 7/13/19

Silicon Valley and Bay Area business groups are floating the idea of a $100 billion transportation mega-measure to transform the region’s transit network. Details about the measure, including how it will be funded, are still unknown, with Marin County transportation officials questioning the approach to these transit projects and what Marin would get out of the funding measure.

Mega-measure: $100 billion traffic-busting tax plan for the Bay Area taking shape  Mercury News 6/8/19

Bigger than anything the Bay Area has seen before, a nine-county-wide plan to raise $100 billion in taxes over several decades to redefine the region’s transportation network could be ready for public input in the next several months, transportation officials said.

A multi-billion-dollar ‘mega measure’ to fix Bay Area traffic for good heading your way  Mercury News 12/17/17

Imagine a Bay Area with highways that flow instead of grind to a halt. With trains that ring the bay, some running 24 hours a day. With ferries that stop at more than a handful of terminals and autonomous buses cruising in their own lanes, blasting past cars on the freeway.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group appeals to business leaders on $100B transit ballot measure San Jose Spotlight 12/12/19

A trio of Bay Area planning and business leaders are ramping up efforts to promote a years-long initiative to get a $100 billion tax measure for transit investment on the ballot in Nov. 2020, as opponents of the measure start to push back.

Marin submits transportation wish list for mega tax measure Marin IJ 12/8/19

A train connecting Novato to the East Bay. Rapid bus lanes on Interstate 580, Highway 101 and Highway 37. Enhanced ferry service between the North Bay and San Francisco. Replacement of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. These are but a few of the items on Marin County transportation agencies’ wish list of projects it would want to see funded by Faster Bay Area, the mega sales tax measure that seeks to raise $100 billion to overhaul the region’s transit system.

Marin officials scrutinize pitch for $100B transit measure Marin IJ 9/29/19

A $100 billion transportation mega-measure might be headed to the November 2020 ballot, and local officials say they want to know how Marin would benefit.

Basics of $100B Faster Bay Area concepts, funding presented to STA   Daily Republic 9/12/19

Proponents behind a $100.6 billion tax plan to develop a “world-class, integrated transportation system” for the Bay Area on Wednesday laid out the foundation of the Faster Bay Area proposal to the Solano Transportation Authority.

CA: Why Bay Area transit is broken, and who is trying to fix it  Mass Transit, reprinting Mercury News 7/24/19

As regional leaders consider asking taxpayers to back a proposed $100 billion-plus regional transportation sales tax, transit advocates say it’s more imperative than ever for the Bay Area’s more than two dozen transit agencies to work together.

Targeting Bay Area gridlock, groups floating $100 billion measure   Chronicle 7/20/19

From BART trains packed to capacity during the commute to freeways that jam well before dawn, the strain on the Bay Area’s transportation backbone is intensifying.

Marin officials mull $100 billion transportation mega-measure idea Marin IJ 7/13/19

Silicon Valley and Bay Area business groups are floating the idea of a $100 billion transportation mega-measure to transform the region’s transit network. Details about the measure, including how it will be funded, are still unknown, with Marin County transportation officials questioning the approach to these transit projects and what Marin would get out of the funding measure.

Mega-measure: $100 billion traffic-busting tax plan for the Bay Area taking shape  Mercury News 6/8/19

Bigger than anything the Bay Area has seen before, a nine-county-wide plan to raise $100 billion in taxes over several decades to redefine the region’s transportation network could be ready for public input in the next several months, transportation officials said.

A multi-billion-dollar ‘mega measure’ to fix Bay Area traffic for good heading your way  Mercury News 12/17/17

Imagine a Bay Area with highways that flow instead of grind to a halt. With trains that ring the bay, some running 24 hours a day. With ferries that stop at more than a handful of terminals and autonomous buses cruising in their own lanes, blasting past cars on the freeway.