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Solano Transportation Outlook. Executive Director , Steve Heminger Metropolitan Transportation Commission Solano Economic Outlook Conference January 9, 2003. Population Growth. Intra-County Commuting. Workers By Means of Transportation to Work. 2000 Census. Household Vehicles.

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Solano transportation outlook

Solano Transportation Outlook

Executive Director, Steve Heminger

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Solano Economic Outlook Conference

January 9, 2003

Population growth

Population Growth

Intra county commuting

Intra-County Commuting

Workers by means of transportation to work

Workers By Means of Transportation to Work

2000 Census

Household vehicles

Household Vehicles

Average travel time to work

Average Travel Time to Work

Percent change: 1980–2000

Daily freeway delay by bay area county

Daily Freeway Delay By Bay Area County


Average daily traffic on bay area toll bridges

Average Daily Traffic on Bay Area Toll Bridges

(Toll direction only), 1999–2001

Local roadway congestion by county during the p m commute period

Local Roadway Congestion By County During the P.M. Commute Period


Carquinez bridge replacement

Carquinez Bridge Replacement

  • Project Description:

    • New suspension bridge with HOV and bike lanes to replace seismically deficient 1927 bridge for westbound traffic.

  • Current budget: $480 million

  • Open to traffic date:October 2003

  • Status/issues:

    • Foundation and towers are complete

    • Cable work nearly complete

    • Deck construction begins February 2003

New benicia martinez bridge

New Benicia-Martinez Bridge

  • Project Description:

    • New viaduct bridge with bike lane to add capacity for I-680 across Carquinez Stait.

  • Current budget: $653 million(subject to change)

  • Open to traffic: December 2004(subject to delays)

  • Status/issues:

    • Work completed on two of nine deep water piers

    • Additional deep water foundation work suspended November 2002 due to fish impacts from pile driving

    • Construction proceeds on new toll plaza and adjacent interchanges.

Countywide projects funded by sales tax plan

Countywide Projects Funded By Sales Tax Plan

County sales taxes 2002

County Sales Taxes – 2002

Since 1986, only 5 out of 37 county sales tax measures for transportation have attained 2/3 voter approval threshold.

State budget crisis

State Budget Crisis

  • $35 billion state deficit

  • Governor proposes to suspend Prop. 42 and cut at least $1.8 billion in transportation spending

  • Dozens of Bay Area projects at risk, including I-80/I-680 and SR 12 Jameson Canyon projects

Funding opportunities

Funding Opportunities

  • TEA 3 reauthorization

  • State or regional gas tax

  • $3 Bridge toll

  • Restore majority vote for local taxes

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