Regional Measure 3 is a Bay Area bridge toll increase that was approved on the June 2018 ballot. It was the result of an MTC-sponsored law, SB 595. The law allows MTC to ask each of the nine Bay Area counties to place a measure on the ballot, proposing a total $3 increase in bridge tolls on the 7 state-owned bridges, phased over a period of years. A majority of all votes cast in the nine counties would approve the measure. Here is the MTC Press Release announcing the adoption of a resolution to go forward with the measure. Funds raised would be spent on this Final_RM3_Expenditure_Plan. This is the official RM 3 Ballot Description to Registrars that was in the Voter Guide for each of the 9 Bay Area counties. A compendium of press articles and the blog posts containing them is available on this site.
Regional Measure 3, known as RM3, is heavily supported by the business lobby: Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and SPUR. Note the exaggerated claim of “A Big Fix to Solve Traffic in the Bay Area” in the email subject line below.