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New Poll Shows Strong Support for Traffic Relief

Update: Regional Measure 3 was passed by the BATA Oversight Committee on January 10 and will be presented to the full Commission on January 24, 2018.

Results of an MTC-commissioned opinion poll released this week show strong support among Bay Area voters for raising tolls by as much as $3 on the region’s state-owned toll bridges, with the proceeds used to finance a $4 billion suite of projects to improve mobility in the toll bridge corridors and along their approach routes. Results of the poll, conducted by EMC Research from Nov. 27 to Dec. 11, were presented at a special Commission workshop held Dec. 20 at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. Known as Regional Measure 3, the toll increase measure may be considered as early as June 2018 by voters in all nine Bay Area counties.

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