Our Proposal

We believe state legislation is necessary to reform our transportation governance, and should be initiated as soon as possible. Potential governance models for the Bay Area include Sound Transit (Seattle), TransLink (Vancouver, Canada) and Los Angeles Metro. Learn more about these systems.

State legislation should empower a future Bay Area lead transportation authority in a number of critical ways:

Creation of a seamless, integrated system

The following is placeholder text known as “lorem ipsum,” which is scrambled Latin used by designers to mimic real copy. Vivamus a ante congue, porta nunc nec, hendrerit turpis. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor.

Lead key public transit network functions

This includes long range planning, capital and service planning, budgeting, procurement, design, construction, marketing, branding and customer experience.

Have jurisdiction over regional corridors

The authority should have jurisdiction over corridors of regional significance, such as San Francisco-San Jose (101 and Caltrain), and Oakland-Sacramento (I-80 and the Capitol Corridor).

 

Pursue innovative forms of project financing and delivery

The following is placeholder text known as “lorem ipsum,” which is scrambled Latin used by designers to mimic real copy. Vivamus a ante congue, porta nunc nec, hendrerit turpis. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor.

Raise funds through regional ballot measures

The following is placeholder text known as “lorem ipsum,” which is scrambled Latin used by designers to mimic real copy. Vivamus a ante congue, porta nunc nec, hendrerit turpis. Nullam sit amet nisi condimentum erat iaculis auctor.