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

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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.


Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News


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