Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Highway Expansion

SamTrans Pushes Both Transit and Traffic Expansions for Dumbarton Bridge

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SamTrans officials presented an update on the agency’s Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study at two community meetings this week, fielding questions from residents on ways the agency is hoping to provide better transit service over the Dumbarton Bridge. Facebook donated $1 million to the agency in January for the transportation study, which it hopes can expand commute options for […]

Brisbane Baylands Mega Development Plans for Mega Car Traffic

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As the City of Brisbane agonizes over how little housing to include in a new mixed-use mega development to be built around a relocated Bayshore Caltrain Station, proposals to sink over $300 million into a new 12-lane Highway 101 interchange and an eight-lane extension of Geneva Avenue remain uncontroversial. If approved, 7 million square feet of new office and retail space will be […]

Budget Busting Interchange Expansions on Track Despite State Funding Cuts

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Desperate to keep expanding San Mateo County’s highways for more auto traffic, the Transportation Authority (SMCTA)’s Board of Directors voted last week to advance $16.3 million in local highway funds to avoid delaying the construction of two major interchange reconstruction projects. County highway planners were counting on this year’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to […]

VTA Sales Tax Promises Transit Lanes On Highway 85

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After planning for the past decade to install express lanes on Highway 85, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is now pitching its $350 million sales tax funding request to widen Highway 85 as “transit lanes.” On June 24, the VTA Board of Directors [PDF] struck any reference to “express lanes” from the Highway 85 project description that they had approved […]