Good news: funds from Californiaâ€™s Cap and Trade program and SB1 gas taxes have been allocated to:
- Caltrain full electrification ($164 Million)
- 101 Managed Lanes ($253.2 million) along with a SamTrans express bus pilot ($15 million)
- Connecting BART to San Jose ($730 Million)
- New cars for BART and Muni light rail
The Caltrain grant of $164Million – a helpful fraction of the $631.5M grant request for funds to upgrade from 75% to 100% electric trains between SF and Tamien, and to expand from 6 to 8-car trains. Â Stay tuned for an update on what this amount of funding will help to advance. If a November ballot measure to repeal the gas tax passes, though, the funding will evaporate, so please vote in November.
Monday April 30 in Burlingame: Optimizing our Highways: Moving more people with fewer cars
But can a managed lane project be managed to reduce cars on the road and be equitable for people across the income spectrum?
The 101 Managed Lanes project will create an express lane that will speed up buses and carpools, and be available for solo drivers who pay a toll, if there is available space.
It is increasingly clear that the only way to get to the root of congestion â€” and to reduce climate emissions â€” is by catalyzing a dramatic shift from solo driving to carpools, shuttles, transit and incentivizing a shift to clean vehicles. Can we achieve this on 101?
For these very timely questions, come attend Optimizing our Highways: Moving more people with fewer cars Stuart Cohen and Chris Lepe at TransForm, and Jeff Tumlin of Nelson\Nygaard will explain how a â€œmanaged laneâ€ project can be managed for the best results for mobility, equity, and environmental outcomes. Â Â