Napa County Voters to Weigh in on June 5 Ballot Measure Funding $4.45 Billion in Congestion Relief Projects

Napa County Voters to Weigh in on June 5 Ballot Measure Funding $4.45 Billion in Congestion Relief Projects

 

NAPA — The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has approved a resolution to place a $4.45 billion package of traffic relief projects known as Regional Measure 3 (RM 3) on the June 5 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties.

If approved by Bay Area voters – including voters in Napa County - these projects would be funded by three $1 increases in tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges which would be implemented on  Jan. 1, 2019, January 2022 and January 2025.

A partial list of RM3 projects for Napa County includes:

$20 million for service improvements in South Napa County and along the SR 29 corridor, including the Soscol Junction project.

$100 million for improvements on SR 37 to protect the highway from flooding and improve congestion.

$100 million for North Bay Transit Projects such as Park and Rides and Express Bus service along State Route 29.

$150 million for San Francisco Bay Trail/Safe Routes to Transit to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to regional transit hubs and to close gaps in the San Francisco Bay Trail.

The RM 3 expenditure plan was approved by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Senate Bill 595 (Beall).

More information about RM3 is available at nvta.ca.gov.