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 :
- Promote the expansion of water transit services and terminals.
- Support resilient transportation infrastructure to expand the movement of people and goods.
- Advocate for projects that improve the region’s existing transportation routes and expand access to additional communities around the San Francisco Bay.
- David Carlson, Jacobs
- Lauren Gularte, Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA)
- Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meetings for the Turning Basins Widening StudyIn accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Oakland (Port) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential widening of Oakland’s turning basins. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the Port, is performing a feasibility study to improve the efficiency of vessels entering and … Read more
- WETA Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, June 2ndThe June 2 meeting will be a hybrid meeting held both in person and virtually. Participants are welcome to attend and will be able to fully participate in either mode. Meeting start time is 1:00 PM. Find the agenda and meeting details here.
- WETA Board of Directors Meeting PresentationPlease click here to access the slides and agenda for WETA’s May 19th Board of Directors Meeting.