Infrastructure Bay Area

A proposal for a new institution to help successfully deliver the region’s most significant transit projects

SPUR Report September 29, 2020

In our report More for Less, we examine how the Bay Area can reverse its poor track record of delivering large, complex public transit projects on time, on budget and without major defect. One of our most significant recommendations is for California’s legislature and governor to establish Infrastructure Bay Area (IBA), a highly specialized entity that would lead the procurement and delivery of all the region’s major transit projects.

In this companion report to More for Less, we share a proposal for IBA’s mandate, describe its benefits, roles and responsibilities, provide case studies of similar organizations around the world and outline key factors and tensions to consider for successful organizational structure and design.

One in a series of publications that lay the groundwork for the SPUR Regional Strategy.

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