WHAT IS REGIONAL MEASURE 3? Regional Measure 3 (RM3) will be on the June 2018 ballot of all nine Bay Area counties. Passage requires a combined “Yes” vote from a simple majority of voters in all nine Bay Area counties. Details of RM3 were devised by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on authority from California Senate Bill 595 (authored by Senator Jim Beall, and signed by Governor Jerry Brown in October 2017). In the context of RM3 “traffic mitigation” means funding for public transit and bicycle safety, as well as funding for highway construction. WHAT DOES RM3 DO? * Raises the toll of Bay Area’s state-owned bridges by $1 in 2019, another $1 in 2022, and another $1 in 2025, to a maximum of $3. The toll increase would raise $4.45 billion intended for transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes.
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