Bay Area Planners Draft ‘Mega Measure’ to Fix Transportation Woes

28 min
at 9:30 AM
Traffic backs up on Interstate 80 at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike snarls the Monday morning commute on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area traffic congestion grew by 84 percent between 2010 and 2016. In response to the worsening gridlock, regional business leaders and urban planners are drafting a major transportation plan that could expand BART, Caltrain and ferry service, and maybe even add a bridge to connect the Peninsula with the East Bay. We’ll discuss what ideas are on the table, and how the “mega measure” might get funded.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

Related:

Dan Brekke: You Say You Want a New Bridge or 2nd BART Tube? Here’s How You Might Pay for It

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