Bay Area cities and counties largely managed to prevent further deterioration of their local street and road networks in 2017.
News and Stories
Bay Area Streets and Roads Show Resilience As Cities, Counties Receive New Gas Tax Dollars
Pothole Peril: Commission Opposes Proposition 6
MTC’s commissioners have taken an “oppose” stance on Proposition 6, a measure on November ballots across California that would repeal a state gas tax increase and other transportation fees enacted
Fact Sheet: Transportation Funds at Risk: Proposition 6
Transportation Funds at Risk: Proposition 6: Bay Area Impacts
Map of Potential Impact of Prop 6 on Pavement Condition
Financiamiento estatal para el transporte: Mitos y hechos
Transit Stories: Bay Area
SB1 dollars fix potholes and rebuild streets all over California. SB1 also contributes tens of millions of dollars to Transit Agencies. The amounts to Bay Area transit agencies are substantial.
Street Stories: Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County is using SB1 funding to repair roads, rebuild highway interchanges and to add Express Lanes.
Street Stories: Marin County
SB1 funding has improved streets and roads in Marin County this year, helping to overcome more than a decade of deferred maintenance caused by insufficient funding.
Street Stories: Vallejo
In Solano County, SB1 money is being used to pave a street that hasn’t been paved in half a century.
Street Stories: Oakland
The City of Oakland has had a $440 million dollar backlog of pothole and street repairs. That was caused by years of insufficient funding from a gas tax that hadn’t been raised in decades.
Street Stories: San Mateo County
For years, the county of San Mateo has been deferring 4 million dollars a year in roadway work because of insufficient funding.
Street Stories: Petaluma
Prop 6, if passed by voters in November, would reduce the City of Petaluma's ability to complete safe and smooth streets.
Street Stories: San Leandro
The City of San Leandro has a 100-million dollar backlog of road repairs. Decades of insufficient funding caused the problem.
Street Stories: Santa Rosa
For years, insufficient funding has caused fewer streets to be repaved in California, and what limited funding that does exist, has been spent mostly on pothole repair.
Street Stories: Concord
Like other big cities in the Bay Area, the City of Concord has a massive backlog of street repair work.