Transportation Plan Would Expand BART Fleet, Raise Bridge Tolls

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at 9:00 AM
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A $4.4 billion Bay Area transportation plan, which awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature, would raise Bay Area bridge tolls by as much as $3. Revenue generated by Senate Bill 595 would go toward a variety of projects, including expanding the fleet of BART trains, a Caltrain extension into downtown San Francisco and a new inspector general position to oversee BART. If approved, the measure will go before Bay Area voters next year. We'll discuss the plan and we'll hear about a new Metropolitan Transportation Commission report on the Bay Area’s worst commutes. But first we'll get an update Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City.

Guests:
Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News
Mark DeSaulnier, United States Congressman representing California's 11th district
Timothy Grayson California State Assemblyman representing Assembly District 14
Mike McGuire, California State Senator representing District 2; co-author of Senate Bill 595

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