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					Leadership Contra Costa 2005-06
Contra Costa 2020
             March 2, 2006
             Therese W. McMillan,
             MTC Deputy Executive Director, Policy
Traffic Congestion Persists
   Bay Area drivers made an estimated 21 million trips

   Length of average trip increased 25.6 minutes in 1990 to
    29.4 minutes in 2000

   Recent dip in traffic congestion is recession-related
               Commuters
               Crisscross
               Region
   Top 3 corridors with increase
   in daily trips:
 116% increase in daily trips over
   I-680/Sunol Grade between
   Alameda and Santa Clara counties

 90% increase on I-580 corridor
   between Alameda and Central Valley
   counties

 68% increase on Routes
   12 & 29 from Napa and Solano
   counties
Making the Down Payment
Projected 25-Year Revenues for Financially Constrained Element

    $118 billion spending plan is primarily focused on
     maintaining and operating the existing transportation
     system
 More Potholes Ahead
 $16.7 billion in roadway maintenance costs
 $10.6 billion in revenues available as down payment
 Results in $6.1 billion shortfall


                                    Strengthen Prop. 42
                                   Strengthen Prop. 42 to
                                    ensure gasoline tax
                                    revenues are directed to
                                    transportation

                                    The Problem is
                                    Bigger than Prop. 42
                                    Alone.
                                   Years of neglect have left
                                    our transportation system
                                    in a state of disrepair.
Keep Trains and Buses Humming
 $16.7 billion in transit capital costs
 $13.4 billion in revenues available as down payment
 Results in $2.8 billion shortfall

                                 Strengthen Prop. 42
                                  Strengthen Prop. 42 to
                                   ensure gasoline tax
                                   revenues are directed to
                                   transportation

                                 Promote efficiency
                                  Consider institutional and
                                   functional transit
                                   consolidation measures
                                   that improve efficiency
State Highways Showing
Their Age
 $14 billion in State highway maintenance costs
 $7 billion in revenues available as down payment
 Results in $7 billion shortfall


                                    MTC Supports more
                                    SHOPP Funding
                               Delays in maintenance will increase
                                cost of roadway repairs
                               However, directing more funding to
                                SHOPP addresses repair needs, but
                                leaves less State funding for
                                expansion projects
                               SB 1024 would bring money into the
                                STIP and repay past loans
           Squeezing Better Mileage from
           Existing Network
                                             Use Technology to
 $742 million needed to deploy Regional
  Operations Program                       Improve the
 $329 million in revenues available as
                                           Commute
  down payment                            Install and operate traffic
 Results in $413 million shortfall        monitoring systems, ramp
                                           metering and traffic signal
                                           timing to improve traffic flow
                                          Implement real-time
                                           communications systems to
                                           clear incidents quickly
                                          Provide commuters travel-
                                           time reliability to make their
                                           lives better
HOT Network Delivers
Carpool Lanes and
Congestion Insurance
 HOV lanes shave 15-20 minutes
  off peak commutes, offering
  commuters
  a way to beat congestion
 Express buses use HOV lanes to
  bypass traffic and provide faster,
  more reliable service
 HOT lanes introduce pricing
  element into highway
  use by giving solo          Regional HOT Lane Network
  drivers option to pay     I-680 Smart Carpool Lane implementation set for
  to bypass congestion        2009 start-up
                             MTC and Caltrans to lead Regional HOT Lane
                              Analysis beginning of 2006
            Moving Goods
            to Market
                                             I-880 Corridor Improvements
                                              Deploy ITS and operational
 Over 37 percent of Bay Area economic         strategies
  output is manufacturing, freight
  transportation, and warehouse and          I-580 Corridor Improvements
  distribution businesses                     Truck climbing lanes; inland
                                               rail/barges; truck toll lanes
 80 percent of freight movement occurs
  on freeway corridors, especially I-880,
                                             I-80 Corridor Improvements
  U.S. 101 and I-80 corridors, followed by    I-80/680 interchange
  rail and air cargo
 Port of Oakland facilitates maritime       US 101 Peninsula
  freight movement, but is increasingly       Operational improvements
  constrained due to congestion problems
                                             Southern Gateway
                                              SR 152/156 improvements
                Resolution 3434: Bay Area’s
                Vision for Transit Expansion
     MTC Resolution 3434 identifies nine
      new rail extensions, express buses,
      ferry service, and enhancements to
      existing rail and bus corridors
     Success of these transit investments
      depends on many factors, including
      supportive land uses

     Transit Expansion Needed to
     Meet Regional Population and
     Job Growth Projections
 MTC adopted TOD policy in July 2005
 MTC also committed $2.5 million to
  support partners in station area planning
  efforts
              Enhancing Livability by
              Connecting Transportation
              And Land Use
   Nearly 2 million people and 1.4 million jobs to be added to Bay Area
   Partnerships amongst regional and local agencies needed to facilitate
    integration of transportation and land use
   Joint Policy Committee formed to coordinate
    regional planning efforts and pursue
                                                  Provide More Land-Use
    implementation of the Smart Growth
    Vision, which was adopted in 2002             Planning Funds to Partners
                                               MTC provides local planning
                                                funds through T-PLUS
                                               The key to effective
                                                transportation is adequate
                                                housing in the right places.
Revenues Can’t Keep Pace With Demand
    Increases in transit ridership and traffic congestion will put
     significant strains on traditional funding stream
    In real terms, revenue from fuel taxes is inadequate even to
     maintain the existing system
    Equivalent impact with federal gas tax
Local Revenues Help Tremendously
        There are a number of voter initiatives and fee structures that can
         be applied to the funding shortfall
        One of the most promising new revenue sources is the use of high
         occupancy toll lanes that offer both “congestion insurance” and
         new financing opportunities for major projects

        County Sales Taxes
(Excluding Santa Clara Co.)

    Proposed New Santa Clara

         High-Occupancy/Toll

            Regional Gas Fee

      Vehicle Registration Fee

           BART Property Tax

        High-Speed Rail Bond

           SMART District Tax

         AC Transit Parcel Tax



                                 Approved by voters in November 2004   Requires further action
    Leadership Contra Costa 05-06
    Contra Costa 2020


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