Resilient Transportation Committee

The Bay Area economy depends on its strong regional transportation systems, as trains, buses and ferries transport commuters throughout the region to their employment centers and our highways, bridges, and road infrastructure ensure the seamless flow of commerce. Yet this transportation system is facing the severe implications of a changing climate. By the end of the century, sea level rise is estimated to flood up to 1,460 miles of roadways and 140 miles of railways around the San Francisco Bay, which would effectively grind the region to a halt. It is therefore critical that we adapt our transportation infrastructure to respond to climate threats to ensure the continued flow of people and goods to support a strong regional economy. Bay Planning Coalition’s Resilient Transportation Committee works to strengthen the region’s transportation system to adapt to a changing climate and support the expansion of water transportation as one of the most resilient forms of transportation in the Bay Area.

Resilient Transportation Policy Goals :

  • Strengthen the resilience of transportation infrastructure to support the movement of people and goods.
  • Promote the expansion of water transit services and terminals.
  • Support transit-oriented development on the waterfront and near ferry landings.

Committee Chair:

  • David Carlson, Jacobs

Transportation News:

  • RFP 22-002: South San Francisco Refurbishment Services
    The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) has issued a new Requests for Proposals. Click the link below for additional information, deadlines and contact information. RFP 22-002: South San Francisco Refurbishment Services
  • SF Bay Ferry: Passenger Experience Upgrades Coming to the Ferry
    Exciting news for San Francisco Bay Ferry passengers: two major passenger experience upgrades are coming in 2022. In March, the WETA Board of Directors approved two upgrades that will be coming online in the coming months. The first is the addition of real-time predictions for our service from Swiftly, a San Francisco-based mobility company. Real-time […]
  • Downey Brand: February Infrastructure News
    The California coast offers significant potential for offshore wind development that can help the state reach its renewable energy goals. Developers of wind energy projects located off the California coast will face a number of regulatory challenges, including extensive environmental review, federal and state permitting, and interconnection to the electric grid. Read More Here