Santa Clara County is home to a quarter of the Bay Area’s population, it shares half the area’s jobs with San Francisco and it had four of the 10 most congested freeway stretches in 2015, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) annual report.
Although the most congested freeway was a north- and eastbound stretch of U.S. 101/I-80 in San Francisco in the afternoon from the I-280 interchange to Treasure Island, Santa Clara County has…
Santa Clara County voters will consider Measure B on their November ballots to raise sales taxes a half-cent for 30 years to raise $6.4 billion for transportation improvements, including $1.1 billion for freeways. Another $2.65 billion of the total will go for mass transit projects including BART and Caltrain to offer reasonable alternatives to freeway driving. In all, four Bay Area counties — Santa Clara, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda — will consider November ballot measures to raise $13.4 billion for transportation (read more about why here).
Nearly 30 percent of the Bay Area’s buses, railcars, tracks and other transit assets are past their useful lives, according to the MTC. In the worst shape is BART, with 71 percent of its fleet beyond its useful life. BART fleet replacement is included in the transportation measure for San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda counties..(more)