Majority approval on June 5th will bring $4.45B in infrastructure and traffic relief funding throughout Bay Area counties
WHAT: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will join Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) President & CEO and ‘Yes on 3’ coalition leader, Carl Guardino, at Diridon tomorrow morning, June 5, during heavy commute time to share information and support Get Out the Vote efforts for Regional Measure 3 (RM3) – a June 5th ballot measure that will bring significant transit improvements through a toll increase on the seven state-owned bridges in the region.
RM3 increases tolls by $3 phased in over 6 years: $1 in 2019, $1 in 2022, and $1 in 2025. The Golden Gate Bridge is owned by a separate authority and would not be a part of the increase. The successful passage of RM3 will provide a major investment of $4.45 billion to fund crucial transportation infrastructure projects that ease traffic and increase transit capacity across the region.
WHEN: Election Day: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose
Carl Guardino, President & CEO of SVLG, Yes on 3 Coalition
WHERE: San Jose Diridon Station
65 Cahill St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Questions: For questions, please contact Marissa Currie at 707-365-5203 or [email protected]
Visuals: – Regional commute traffic
Campaign outreach with the Mayor of San Jose and coalition leadership
Overview of Diridon Station services
Interviews with Yes on 3 supporters
About Yes on RM3
Yes on RM3 is a coalition, including the Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and SPUR, that seeks to drive progress and investment in traffic relief throughout the greater Bay Area by supporting Regional Measure 3.
The Bay Area Council represents more than 275 of the largest employers in the region as the region’s voice of business and is a public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council seeks to proactively advocate for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for community members.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents more than 370 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including education, energy, environment, health, housing, tax policies, tech and innovation, and transportation.
The San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is a respected civic planning organization known for their holistic approach to urban issues and developing solutions to the big problems Bay Area cities face.
Each of these organizations has consistently been involved in regional transportation initiatives and local programs that improve the quality of life for those that live and work in the Bay Area. The coalition is dedicated to continuing to support such initiatives with their joint partnership and by working with communities, transportation agencies, and employers to move the region forward with the passage of RM3. For more information about RM3 and the Yes on RM3 coalition visit: https://www.yesonrm3.com.