Bay Area Transit Projects Awarded $18 Million

The funding supports eight ‘near-term’ projects slated for completion within the next one to three years.

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May 29, 2024, 12:00 PM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The San Francisco Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved $18.3 million as part of its Bay Area Transit Transformation Action Plan’s Bus Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery (BusAID) program. As John Goodwin explains the the Contra Costa Herald, “The Action Plan aims to improve the Bay Area’s public transportation network to create a more user-friendly and connected system. It identifies key targets and actions to make this vision a reality.” 

The funds are targeted to eight ‘near-term’ projects at locations identified as problem hotspots by transit agencies in Concord, Alameda, Oakland, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Union City. Each of the projects funded in this round is scheduled for completion within one to three years. Projects include transit speed improvements and signal optimization, bus lane improvements, and new boarding islands, among others. “Each project will include pre- and post-implementation evaluation to quantify project benefits.”

Monday, May 27, 2024 in Contra Costa Herald

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