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Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA)

The Bay Area Toll Authority, or BATA, manages, invests and distributes the revenues from the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges.

BATA funds the toll bridges' operations, maintenance and administration; and the long-term capital improvement and rehabilitation of the bridges, including projects mandated by Regional Measure 1 and the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.

BATA also manages the Bay Area's FasTrak® electronic toll payment system.

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The new span's self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower appears just behind the partially demolished original East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, 5-25-2014.
Credit
Noah Berger

BATA originally was created by the state Legislature in 1997 to administer the base $1 auto toll on the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges. It began operations in 1998 under the auspices of MTC.

BATA assumed responsibility for managing the Bay Area's FasTrak electonic toll collection program in 2004. FasTrak can be used for toll payment on all of the Bay Area's toll bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge, on the region's growing network of Express Lanes, and for parking at San Francisco International Airport.

The Legislature in 2005 expanded BATA's responsibilities to include administration of all toll revenue from the region's state-owned toll bridges as well as joint oversight of the state Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program with Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission.

This 18-member committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

For assistance, please contact Rosy Leyva, RLeyva@mtc.ca.gov

Dave Cortese, Chair
Jake Mackenzie, Vice Chair
Alicia C. Aguirre
Tom Azumbrado
Jeannie Bruins
Damon Connolly
Carol Dutra-Vernaci
Dorene M. Giacopini
Federal D. Glover
Scott Haggerty
Anne W. Halsted
Nick Josefowitz
Sam Liccardo
Alfredo Pedroza 
Julie Pierce
Bijan Sartipi
Libby Schaaf
Warren Slocum 
James P. Spering
Amy R. Worth
Vacant 

The Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges include:

The Golden Gate Bridge is owned and operated by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

BATA regularly produces or contributes to detailed reports prepared for the state Legislature, investors and the general public. The most popular BATA reports include:

Financial Report

BATA's annual financial statements are included in MTC's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Previous reports can be found in the Related Documents section on this page, or by searching the Digital Library.

BATA Long-Range Plan

BATA adopted its first Long-Range Plan in 1998. The plan has been amended several times over the years, with the most recent update adopted in 2013.

Quarterly Report to Legislature

BATA's Executive Director serves as a member of the state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee. Each quarter, the TBPOC submits a comprehensive report to the Legislature with detailed updates on the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program and Regional Measure 1 Programs. The latest report can be found in the Related Documents box. The TBPOC's previous quarterly reports are included in the Digital Library.

Toll-Funded Investments

Toll payers' dollars finance a wide range of bridge, highway and transit projects all around the Bay Area. Visit our Toll-Funded Investments page to learn more about how BATA distributes toll revenues.

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