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Bill SB916 Raise $3.5 billion from increased bridge tolls and spend too much of it on TRANSIT instead of roadways (and Rapid Bus):-

 

(1) BART/MUNI Connection at Embarcadero and Civic Center stations. Provide direct access from the BART platform to the MUNI platform at the above stations and equip new fare gates that are Translink ready.

$3,000,000 The lead applicant is BART.

   

 (4) East to West Bay Commuter Rail Service Over the Dumbarton Rail Bridge. Provide funding for the necessary track and station improvements and rolling stock to interconnect the BART and Capitol Corridor at Union City with Caltrain service over the Dumbarton rail bridge, and interconnect and provide track improvements for the ACE line with the same Caltrain service at Centerville. Provide a new station at Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto.

135,000,000 The lead applicant is Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority.

 (12) Direct High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane connector from Interstate-680 to Pleasant Hill BART or in close proximity.

15,000,000 The project is sponsored by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

 

 

 (13) Rail Extension to East Contra Costa/E-BART. Extend BART from Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to Byron in East Contra Costa County.

96,000,000 Project funds may only be used if the project is in compliance with adopted BART policies with respect to appropriate land use zoning in vicinity of proposed stations. The project is jointly sponsored by BART and Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

 (15) Central Contra Costa Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Crossover. Add new track before Pleasant Hill BART station to permit BART trains to cross to return track towards San Francisco.

25,000,000 The project sponsor is BART.

   

 (21) BART Tube Seismic Strengthening. Add seismic capacity to existing BART tube connecting the East Bay with San Francisco.

143,000,000 The project sponsor is BART.

   

 (31) BART Warm Springs Extension. Extension of the existing BART system from Fremont to Warm Springs in southern Alameda County.

45,000,000 Project sponsor is BART.

 

 

 (32) I-580 (Tri Valley) Rapid Transit Corridor Improvements. Provide rail or
High Occupancy Vehicle lane direct connector to Dublin BART and other improvements from I-580 in Alameda County for use by express buses.

65,000,000 Project sponsor is Alameda County Congestion Management Agency.

 

 

 (33) Regional Rail Master Plan. Provide planning funds for integrated regional rail study pursuant to subdivision

 

 (f) Section 30914.5.

3,000,000 Project sponsors are Caltrain and BART.

 (23) Oakland Airport Connector. New transit connection to link BART, Capitol Corridor and AC Transit with Oakland Airport. The Port of Oakland shall provide a full funding plan for the Connector. Thirty million dollars (

30,000,000 The project sponsors are the Port of Oakland and BART.

 (35) High Speed Rail Planning. Provide funds or reimburse funds expended to study the High Speed Rail Altamont Pass alternative and a new rail bridge parallel to the Dumbarton rail bridge in an environmental review document.

2,000,000 Project sponsor is the High Speed Rail Authority.

   

 (22) Transbay Terminal/Downtown Caltrain Extension. Construction of a new Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets in San Francisco providing added capacity for transbay, regional, local, and intercity bus services, the extension of Caltrain rail services into the Terminal, and accommodation of a future high speed passenger rail line to the Terminal and eventual rail connection to the East Bay. In developing the Transbay Terminal/Downtown Caltrain Extension Project, the City and County of San Francisco shall adhere to the principles and requirements set forth in Proposition H as voted on by the voters in November of 1999. Construction of a bus and train-ready terminal facility is the first priority for toll funds for the Transbay Terminal/Downtown Extension project. The temporary terminal operation shall not exceed five years. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority shall provide a full funding plan for a bus and train-ready terminal facility.

150,000,000 The project sponsor is the Transbay Joint Powers Authority.

Instead of wasting this money here, why don't we tunnel under 19th Ave. and have underground Freeway from HWY280 to GG Bridge?

   

 (2) MUNI Metro East (Phase 1-IOS). Provide funding for the surface and light rail transit and maintenance facility to support MUNI service from Hunter's Point and connecting to Caltrain stations and the E line waterfront line.

30,000,000 The lead applicant is MUNI.

 

 

 (3) MUNI Historic Streetcar Expansion (E-Line). Provide funding to rehabilitate historic street cars and construct a terminal loop to support service from the Transbay Terminal and Ferry Building, and connecting the Fisherman's wharf waterfront.

10,000,000 The lead applicant is MUNI.

 (10) Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) Extension to Larkspur or San Quentin. Extend rail line from San Rafael to a ferry terminal at Larkspur or San Quentin.

35,000,000 The project sponsor is SMART.

   
RAIL   Not less than 21% of the revenues from the toll increase on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge  shall be used exclusively for rail transit capital improvements. 787,000,000

 

 

 (5) Vallejo Station. Construct intermodal transportation hub for bus and ferry service, including parking structure, at site of Vallejo's current ferry terminal.

28,000,000 The project sponsor is the City of Vallejo.

 (25) Commute Ferry Service for Alameda/Oakland/Harbor Bay. Purchase two vessels for ferry services between Alameda and Oakland areas and San Francisco. Second vessel funds to be released upon demonstration of appropriate terminal locations, new transit oriented development, adequate parking, and sufficient landside feeder connections to support ridership projections.

12,000,000 Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

 

 

 (26) Commute Ferry Service for Berkeley/Albany. Purchase two vessels for ferry services between Berkeley/Albany terminal and San Francisco. The Water Transit Authority shall study four potential terminal locations, two in Berkeley and two in Albany, in the environmental, waterfront, and water transit planning documents to fully assess environmental impacts prior to the selection of a terminal location. Parking access and landside feeder connections must be sufficient to support ridership projections.

12,000,000 Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

 

 

 (27) Commute Ferry Service for South San Francisco. Purchase two vessels for ferry services to the Peninsula. Parking access and landside feeder connections must be sufficient to support ridership projections.

12,000,000 Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

 

 

 (28) Water Transit Facility Improvements, Spare Vessels, and Environmental Review Costs. Provide two backup vessels for WTA services, expand berthing capacity at the Port of San Francisco, and expand environmental studies and design for eligible locations.

43,000,000 Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

   
FERRY 107,000,000
   
   

 

 

 (6) Solano County Express Bus Intermodal Facilities. Provide competitive grant fund source, to be administered by BATA. Eligible projects are Curtola Park and Ride, Benicia Intermodal Facility, Fairfield Transportation Center and Vacaville Intermodal Station. Priority to be given to projects that are fully funded, ready for construction, and serving transit service that operates primarily on existing or fully funded high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

20,000,000 The project sponsor is Solano Transportation Authority.

 

 

 

 

 (9) Richmond Parkway Park and Ride. Construct parking structure and HOV-flyover lanes to expand bus capacity.

The project sponsor is Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, in coordination with West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, Western Contra Costa Transit Authority, City of Richmond, City of Vallejo, and the Department of Transportation.

16,000,000

 (17) Regional Express Bus North. Competitive grant program for bus service in Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Carquinez, Benicia-Martinez and Antioch Bridge corridors. Provide funding for park and ride lots, infrastructure improvements, and rolling stock. Eligible recipients include Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Vallejo Transit, Napa VINE, and Fairfield-Suisun Transit. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District shall receive a minimum of

1,600,000

Napa VINE shall receive a minimum of

2,400,000

  The project sponsor is the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

20,000,000

 (24) AC Transit Enhanced Bus-Phase 1 (International Blvd./Telegraph corridors). Develop enhanced bus on these corridors, including bus bulbs, signal prioritization, new buses, and other improvements. Priority of investment shall improve the AC connection to BART on these corridors.

65,000,000 Project sponsor is AC Transit.

 

 

 

 

 (29) Regional Express Bus Service for San Mateo, Dumbarton, and Bay Bridge corridors. Expand park and ride lots, improve HOV access, construct ramp improvements, purchase rolling stock.

22,000,000 Project sponsor is AC Transit and Alameda County Congestion Management Agency.

BUS 147,000,000
   

 (11) Greenbrae Interchange Improvement. Construct local street bridge (Wornum) over Corte Madera Creek to improve Larkspur ferry access and bicycle access and reduce congestion on Richmond-San Rafael bridge approach. should this not be $68 mil ???

35,000,000 The project sponsor is Marin County Congestion Management Agency.

 

 

 

 

 (14) Capital Corridor Improvements in Interstate-80/Interstate 680 Corridor. Fund track and station improvements, including the Suisun Third Main Track and new Fairfield Station.

25,000,000 The project sponsor is Capital Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the Solano Transportation Authority.

 

 

 

 

 (16) Benicia-Martinez Bridge: New Span. Provide partial funding for completion of new five-lane span between Benicia and Martinez to significantly increase capacity in the I-680 corridor.

50,000,000 The project sponsor is the Bay Area Toll Authority.

 

 

 

 

 (30) I-880 North Safety Improvements. Reconfigure various ramps on I-880 and provide appropriate mitigations between 29th Avenue and 16th Avenue.

10,000,000 Project sponsors are Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, City of Oakland, and Department of Transportation.

 

 

 (8) Interstate-80: Eastbound High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Extension from Route 4 to Carquinez Bridge. Construct HOV-lane extension.

50,000,000 The project sponsor is the Department of Transportation.

   
(36) Caldecott Tunnel Improvements.  Provide funds to plan and construct a fourth bore at the Caldecott Tunnel between Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  The fourth bore will be a two-lane bore with a shoulder or shoulders north of the current three bores.  The County Connection shall study all feasible alternatives to increase transit capacity in the westbound corridor of State Highway Route 24 between State Highway Route 680 and the Caldecott Tunnel, including the study of the use of an express lane, high-occupancy vehicle lane, and an auxiliary lane.  50,500,000  The project sponsor is the Contra Costa
Transportation Authority
ROADS 220,500,000
   

 (18) TransLink. Integrate the Bay Area's regional smart card technology, TransLink, with operator fare collection equipment and expand system to new transit services.

22,000,000 The project sponsor is Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

 

 

 (19) Real-Time Transit Information. Provide a competitive grant program for transit operators for assistance with implementation of high-technology systems to provide real-time transit information to riders at transit stops or via telephone, wireless, or Internet communication. Priority shall be given to projects identified in the commission's connectivity plan adopted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 30914.5.

20,000,000 The funds shall be administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

 

 

 (20) Safe Routes to Transit: Plan and construct bicycle and pedestrian access improvements in close proximity to transit facilities. Priority shall be given to those projects that best provide access to regional transit services.

20,000,000 The project is jointly sponsored by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. These sponsors must identify a public agency cosponsor for purposes of specific project fund allocations.

   

 (7) Solano County Corridor Improvements near Interstate-80/Interstate-680 Interchange. Provide funding for improved mobility in corridor based on recommendations of joint study conducted by the Department of Transportation and the Solano Transportation Authority. Cost effective transit infrastructure investment or service identified in the study shall be considered a high priority.

100,000,000 The project sponsor is Solano Transportation Authority.

 

 

 (34) Integrated Fare Structure Program. Provide planning funds for the development of zonal monthly transit passes pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 30914.5.

1,500,000 Project sponsor is the Translink Consortium.

 

 

 

 

 (35) Transit Commuter Benefits Promotion. Marketing program to promote tax-saving opportunities for employers and employees as specified in Section 132

 

 (f)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code . Goal is to increase the participation rate of employers offering employees a tax-free benefit to commute to work by transit. The project sponsor is the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

5,000,000

   
TRANSIT  in general 168,500,000
   

 

 

 Not less than 38 percent of the revenues generated from the 2004 toll increase (that's $1.3 bil.) shall be made available annually for the purpose of providing Operating assistance for Transit services as set forth in the authority's annual budget resolution. The funds shall be made available to the provider of the transit services subject to the performance measures described in Section 30914.5. If the funds cannot be obligated for operating assistance consistent with the performance measures, these funds may be obligated for other purposes consistent with this chapter. Except for operating programs that do not have planned funding increases and subject to the 38 percent limit on total operating cost funding in any single year, following the first year of scheduled operations, an escalation factor, not to exceed 1.5 percent per year, shall be added to the operating cost funding through fiscal year 2015-16, to partially offset increased operating costs. The escalation factors shall be contained in the operating agreements described in Section 30914.5. Subject to the limitations of this paragraph, the authority may Annually fund the following Operating programs:

 

 (1) Golden Gate Express Bus Service over the Richmond Bridge (Route 40). 100,000's Affordable Housing

2,100,000

 (2) Napa Vine service terminating at the Vallejo intermodal terminal.

   390,000

 (3) Regional Express Bus North pool serving the Carquinez and Benicia bridge corridors.

3,400,000

 (4) Regional Express Bus South pool serving the Bay Bridge, San Mateo Bridge, and Dumbarton Bridge corridors.

6,500,000

 (5) Dumbarton Rail.

5,500,000

 (6) Water Transit Authority, Alameda/Oakland/Harbor Bay. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside transit operations.

6,400,000

 (7) Water Transit Authority, Berkeley/Albany. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside transit operations.

3,200,000

 (8) Water Transit Authority, South San Francisco. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside operations.

3,000,000

 (9) Vallejo Ferry.

2,700,000

 (10) Owl Bus Service on BART Corridor.

1,800,000

 (11) MUNI Metro East (Phase 1-IOS).

2,500,000 (without escalation)

 (12) AC Transit Enhanced Bus Service, International Boulevard and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland/Berkeley.

3,000,000) without escalation)

 (13) TRANSLINK, three-year operating program.

20,000,000 (without escalation)

 (14) Water Transit Authority, regional planning and operations.

3,000,000 (without escalation)

   
TOTAL 1,429,000,000
   +63,000,000 operating
   

 See MTC Projects by Cost-Effectiveness

The above Bill in its original sequence:

(1) BART/MUNI Connection at Embarcadero and Civic Center stations. Provide direct access from the BART platform to the MUNI platform at the above stations and equip new fare gates that are Translink ready. Three million dollars ($3,000,000). The lead applicant is BART.

(2) MUNI Metro East (Phase 1-IOS). Provide funding for the surface and light rail transit and maintenance facility to support MUNI service from Hunter's Point and connecting to Caltrain stations and the E line waterfront line. Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000). The lead applicant is MUNI.

(3) MUNI Historic Streetcar Expansion (E-Line). Provide funding to rehabilitate historic street cars and construct a terminal loop to support service from the Transbay Terminal and Ferry Building, and connecting the Fisherman's wharf waterfront. Ten million dollars ($10,000,000). The lead applicant is MUNI.

(4) East to West Bay Commuter Rail Service Over the Dumbarton Rail Bridge. Provide funding for the necessary track and station improvements and rolling stock to interconnect the BART and Capitol Corridor at Union City with Caltrain service over the Dumbarton rail bridge, and interconnect and provide track improvements for the ACE line with the same Caltrain service at Centerville. Provide a new station at Sun Microsystems in Palo Alto. One hundred thirty-five million dollars ($135,000,000). The lead applicant is Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, and the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority.

(5) Vallejo Station. Construct intermodal transportation hub for bus and ferry service, including parking structure, at site of Vallejo's current ferry terminal. Twenty-eight million dollars ($28,000,000). The project sponsor is the City of Vallejo.

(6) Solano County Express Bus Intermodal Facilities. Provide competitive grant fund source, to be administered by BATA. Eligible projects are Curtola Park and Ride, Benicia Intermodal Facility, Fairfield Transportation Center and Vacaville Intermodal Station. Priority to be given to projects that are fully funded, ready for construction, and serving transit service that operates primarily on existing or fully funded high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The project sponsor is Solano Transportation Authority.

(7) Solano County Corridor Improvements near Interstate-80/Interstate-680 Interchange. Provide funding for improved mobility in corridor based on recommendations of joint study conducted by the Department of Transportation and the Solano Transportation Authority. Cost effective transit infrastructure investment or service identified in the study shall be considered a high priority. One hundred million dollars ($100,000,000). The project sponsor is Solano Transportation Authority.

(8) Interstate-80: Eastbound High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Extension from Route 4 to Carquinez Bridge. Construct HOV-lane extension. Fifty million dollars ($50,000,000). The project sponsor is the Department of Transportation.

(9) Richmond Parkway Park and Ride. Construct parking structure and HOV-flyover lanes to expand bus capacity. Sixteen million dollars ($16,000,000). The project sponsor is Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, in coordination with West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, Western Contra Costa Transit Authority, City of Richmond, City of Vallejo, and the Department of Transportation.

(10) Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) Extension to Larkspur or San Quentin. Extend rail line from San Rafael to a ferry terminal at Larkspur or San Quentin. Thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000). The project sponsor is SMART.

(11) Greenbrae Interchange Improvement. Construct local street bridge (Wornum) over Corte Madera Creek to improve Larkspur ferry access and bicycle access and reduce congestion on Richmond-San Rafael bridge approach. Thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000). The project sponsor is Marin County Congestion Management Agency.

(12) Direct High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane connector from Interstate-680 to Pleasant Hill BART or in close proximity. Fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000). The project is sponsored by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

(13) Rail Extension to East Contra Costa/E-BART. Extend BART from Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to Byron in East Contra Costa County. Ninety-six million dollars ($96,000,000). Project funds may only be used if the project is in compliance with adopted BART policies with respect to appropriate land use zoning in vicinity of proposed stations. The project is jointly sponsored by BART and Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

(14) Capital Corridor Improvements in Interstate-80/Interstate 680 Corridor. Fund track and station improvements, including the Suisun Third Main Track and new Fairfield Station. Twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000). The project sponsor is Capital Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the Solano Transportation Authority.

(15) Central Contra Costa Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Crossover. Add new track before Pleasant Hill BART station to permit BART trains to cross to return track towards San Francisco. Twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000). The project sponsor is BART.

(16) Benicia-Martinez Bridge: New Span. Provide partial funding for completion of new five-lane span between Benicia and Martinez to significantly increase capacity in the I-680 corridor. Fifty million dollars ($50,000,000). The project sponsor is the Bay Area Toll Authority.

(17) Regional Express Bus North. Competitive grant program for bus service in Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Carquinez, Benicia-Martinez and Antioch Bridge corridors. Provide funding for park and ride lots, infrastructure improvements, and rolling stock. Eligible recipients include Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, Vallejo Transit, Napa VINE, and Fairfield-Suisun Transit. The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District shall receive a minimum of one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000). Napa VINE shall receive a minimum of two million four hundred thousand dollars ($2,400,000). Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The project sponsor is the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

(18) TransLink. Integrate the Bay Area's regional smart card technology, TransLink, with operator fare collection equipment and expand system to new transit services. Twenty-two million dollars ($22,000,000). The project sponsor is Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

(19) Real-Time Transit Information. Provide a competitive grant program for transit operators for assistance with implementation of high-technology systems to provide real-time transit information to riders at transit stops or via telephone, wireless, or Internet communication. Priority shall be given to projects identified in the commission's connectivity plan adopted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 30914.5. Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The funds shall be administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

(20) Safe Routes to Transit: Plan and construct bicycle and pedestrian access improvements in close proximity to transit facilities. Priority shall be given to those projects that best provide access to regional transit services. Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000). The project is jointly sponsored by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. These sponsors must identify a public agency cosponsor for purposes of specific project fund allocations.

(21) BART Tube Seismic Strengthening. Add seismic capacity to existing BART tube connecting the East Bay with San Francisco. One hundred forty-three million dollars ($143,000,000). The project sponsor is BART.

(22) Transbay Terminal/Downtown Caltrain Extension. Construction of a new Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets in San Francisco providing added capacity for transbay, regional, local, and intercity bus services, the extension of Caltrain rail services into the Terminal, and accommodation of a future high speed passenger rail line to the Terminal and eventual rail connection to the East Bay. In developing the Transbay Terminal/Downtown Caltrain Extension Project, the City and County of San Francisco shall adhere to the principles and requirements set forth in Proposition H as voted on by the voters in November of 1999. Construction of a bus and train-ready terminal facility is the first priority for toll funds for the Transbay Terminal/Downtown Extension project. The temporary terminal operation shall not exceed five years. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority shall provide a full funding plan for a bus and train-ready terminal facility. One hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000). The project sponsor is the Transbay Joint Powers Authority.

(23) Oakland Airport Connector. New transit connection to link BART, Capitol Corridor and AC Transit with Oakland Airport. The Port of Oakland shall provide a full funding plan for the Connector. Thirty million dollars ($30,000,000). The project sponsors are the Port of Oakland and BART.

(24) AC Transit Enhanced Bus-Phase 1 (International Blvd./Telegraph corridors). Develop enhanced bus on these corridors, including bus bulbs, signal prioritization, new buses, and other improvements. Priority of investment shall improve the AC connection to BART on these corridors. Sixty five million dollars ($65,000,000). Project sponsor is AC Transit.

(25) Commute Ferry Service for Alameda/Oakland/Harbor Bay. Purchase two vessels for ferry services between Alameda and Oakland areas and San Francisco. Second vessel funds to be released upon demonstration of appropriate terminal locations, new transit oriented development, adequate parking, and sufficient landside feeder connections to support ridership projections. Twelve million dollars ($12,000,000). Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

(26) Commute Ferry Service for Berkeley/Albany. Purchase two vessels for ferry services between Berkeley/Albany terminal and San Francisco. The Water Transit Authority shall study four potential terminal locations, two in Berkeley and two in Albany, in the environmental, waterfront, and water transit planning documents to fully assess environmental impacts prior to the selection of a terminal location. Parking access and landside feeder connections must be sufficient to support ridership projections. Twelve million dollars ($12,000,000). Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

(27) Commute Ferry Service for South San Francisco. Purchase two vessels for ferry services to the Peninsula. Parking access and landside feeder connections must be sufficient to support ridership projections. Twelve million dollars ($12,000,000). Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

(28) Water Transit Facility Improvements, Spare Vessels, and Environmental Review Costs. Provide two backup vessels for WTA services, expand berthing capacity at the Port of San Francisco, and expand environmental studies and design for eligible locations. Forty three million dollars ($43,000,000). Project sponsor is Water Transit Authority.

(29) Regional Express Bus Service for San Mateo, Dumbarton, and Bay Bridge corridors. Expand park and ride lots, improve HOV access, construct ramp improvements, purchase rolling stock. Twenty-two million dollars ($22,000,000). Project sponsor is AC Transit and Alameda County Congestion Management Agency.

(30) I-880 North Safety Improvements. Reconfigure various ramps on I-880 and provide appropriate mitigations between 29th Avenue and 16th Avenue. Ten million dollars ($10,000,000). Project sponsors are Alameda County Congestion Management Agency, City of Oakland, and Department of Transportation.

(31) BART Warm Springs Extension. Extension of the existing BART system from Fremont to Warm Springs in southern Alameda County. Forty-five million dollars ($45,000,000). Project sponsor is BART.

(32) I-580 (Tri Valley) Rapid Transit Corridor Improvements. Provide rail or High Occupancy Vehicle lane direct connector to Dublin BART and other improvements from I-580 in Alameda County for use by express buses. Sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000). Project sponsor is Alameda County Congestion Management Agency.

(33) Regional Rail Master Plan. Provide planning funds for integrated regional rail study pursuant to subdivision
(f) Section 30914.5. Three million dollars ($3,000,000). Project sponsors are Caltrain and BART.

Integrated Fare Structure Program. Provide planning funds for the development of zonal monthly transit passes pursuant to subdivision
(e) of Section 30914.5. One million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000). Project sponsor is the Translink Consortium.

(35) High Speed Rail Planning. Provide funds or reimburse funds expended to study the High Speed Rail Altamont Pass alternative and a new rail bridge parallel to the Dumbarton rail bridge in an environmental review document. Two million dollars ($2,000,000). Project sponsor is the High Speed Rail Authority.

(35) Transit Commuter Benefits Promotion. Marketing program to promote tax-saving opportunities for employers and employees as specified in Section 132
(f)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code . Goal is to increase the participation rate of employers offering employees a tax-free benefit to commute to work by transit. The project sponsor is the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Five million dollars ($5,000,000).

(36) Caldecott Tunnel Improvements.  Provide funds to plan and construct a fourth bore at the Caldecott Tunnel between Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  The fourth bore will be a two-lane bore with a shoulder or shoulders north of the current three bores.  The County Connection shall study all feasible alternatives to increase transit capacity in the westbound corridor of State Highway Route 24 between State Highway Route 680 and the Caldecott Tunnel, including the study
of the use of an express lane, high-occupancy vehicle lane, and an auxiliary lane.  The cost of the study shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars (500,000) and shall be completed not later than January 15, 2006.  Fifty million five hundred thousand dollars ($50,500,000).  The project sponsor is the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.


(c) Not less than 38 percent of the revenues generated from the 2004 toll increase shall be made available annually for the purpose of providing operating assistance for transit services as set forth in the authority's annual budget resolution. The funds shall be made available to the provider of the transit services subject to the performance measures described in Section 30914.5. If the funds cannot be obligated for operating assistance consistent with the performance measures, these funds may be obligated for other purposes consistent with this chapter. Except for operating programs that do not have planned funding increases and subject to the 38 percent limit on total operating cost funding in any single year, following the first year of scheduled operations, an escalation factor, not to exceed 1.5 percent per year, shall be added to the operating cost funding through fiscal year 2015-16, to partially offset increased operating costs. The escalation factors shall be contained in the operating agreements described in Section 30914.5. Subject to the limitations of this paragraph, the authority may annually fund the following operating programs:
(1) Golden Gate Express Bus Service over the Richmond Bridge (Route 40). Two million one hundred thousand dollars ($2,100,000).
(2) Napa Vine service terminating at the Vallejo intermodal terminal. Three hundred ninety thousand dollars ($390,000).
(3) Regional Express Bus North pool serving the Carquinez and Benicia bridge corridors. Three million four hundred thousand dollars ($3,400,000).
(4) Regional Express Bus South pool serving the Bay Bridge, San Mateo Bridge, and Dumbarton Bridge corridors. Six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000).
(5) Dumbarton Rail. Five million five hundred thousand ($5,500,000).
(6) Water Transit Authority, Alameda/Oakland/Harbor Bay. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside transit operations. Six million four hundred thousand dollars ($6,400,000).
(7) Water Transit Authority, Berkeley/Albany. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside transit operations. Three million two hundred thousand dollars ($3,200,000).
(8) Water Transit Authority, South San Francisco. A portion of the operating funds may be dedicated to landside operations. Three million dollars ($3,000,000).
(9) Vallejo Ferry. Two million seven hundred thousand dollars ($2,700,000).
(10) Owl Bus Service on BART Corridor. One million eight hundred thousand dollars ($1,800,000).
(11) MUNI Metro East (Phase 1-IOS). Two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000 (without escalation)).
(12) AC Transit Enhanced Bus Service, International Boulevard and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland/Berkeley. Three million dollars ($3,000,000) without escalation)).
(13) TRANSLINK, three-year operating program. Twenty million dollars ($20,000,000 (without escalation)).
(14) Water Transit Authority, regional planning and operations. Three million dollars ($3,000,000 (without escalation)).


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