UPDATE: The OAC funding item was just pulled from today’s Port Commission agenda and will be discussed at their June 16th meeting instead. Why? I can’t tell you yet, but I’m trying to find out.
So there were lots of ups and downs at yesterday’s Port Commission Aviation Committee meeting. The short story is that they passed the item on to the full Port Commission, which meets today at 4:30. At this meeting, they’ll be further discussing whether to apply to use passenger fees to pay for $70 million ($44 million in project funds and $26 million in interest) to help fund the Oakland Airport Connector. They’ll also be discussing whether to mandate that BART study a rapid bus option before the Port will provide funding, or as Stuart Cohen from TransForm said, “No study, no money.”
I won’t be able to make it to today’s meeting, but you can follow the meeting live via dto510 on Twitter. Tomorrow, I’ll post a probably extremely lengthy post about both meetings.