News and Stories

Bay Area’s Popular 511 Phone Service Now Available in Spanish
News Release
Monday, July 31, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the addition of a fully-interactive Spanish language voice recognition and response system to the Bay Area’s 511 phone system.

WTS San Francisco Bay Area Honors MTC’s 511 Regional Carpool Program
Top Stories
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter recognized three awardees with ties to MTC at its 2017 Annual Scholarship and Awards Event on June 7 in Oakland.

MTC Partners with BART and Scoop to Guarantee Parking Spots for Carpoolers
Top Stories
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Adapted from BART's release.

Regional Transportation Agencies Launch Outreach Campaign for Late-Night and Early Morning Bus Network
News Release
Friday, August 5, 2016

(Adapted from a press release from San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development)

511’s Transit Tracker Personalizes Real-time Transit Information Just for You
Top Stories
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Do you take more than one transit route during your commute? 511 Transit Tracker is a resource for anyone who uses multiple transit services—a reality for most people in the Bay Area.

MTC and Lyft Partnership Brings New Carpooling Resource to the Bay Area
News Release
Monday, March 14, 2016

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced today that its 511 Rideshare program is partnering with

Labor Day Weekend 2015 Closure Update
Top Stories
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BART will shut down transbay train service between the East Bay and San Francisco's Embarcadero Station during the three-day Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, in order to perform critical maintenan

BART Plans Two Weekend Shutdowns of Transbay Service
Top Stories
Monday, July 13, 2015

BART is encouraging travelers to plan ahead and to find alternate means of transportation across the Bay during two upcoming closures of transbay train service.

Experience Electric Campaign Creates EV Buzz, Wins Awards
Top Stories
Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Feel the power!" That slogan captured the concept behind MTC’s innovative Experience Electric campaign, which was recently honored in two separate award programs.

511 Traffic Coverage Expands to Napa County
Top Stories
Monday, December 22, 2014

The 511 traveler information system is now reporting traffic speeds and conditions for select Napa County roadways — on Highway 29 and a portion of Highway 12 (along Jameson Canyon Road between Int


El servicio telefónico popular 511 del Área de la Bahía Ahora disponible en español
SpanishTranslation-Bay-Area’s-Popular-511-Phone-Service-Now-Available-in-Spanish.pdf (117.38 KB)
MTC Operational Statistics: July 2017
MTC_operational_stats_7-17.pdf (353.72 KB)
MTC Operational Statistics: June 2017
MTC_operational_stats_6-17.pdf (344.41 KB)
MTC Operational Statistics: April 2017
MTC_operational_stats_4-17.pdf (353.67 KB)
MTC Operational Statistics: February 2017
MTC_operational_stats_2-17.pdf (354.11 KB)


BART Pilot Program to Guarantee Parking to Scoop Carpoolers
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Commuters now have a new option for securing a parking spot at BART’s Dublin/Pleasanton station.

What is Smart Driving?
Monday, February 8, 2016

Smart driving saves you money by improving your gas mileage. Here are four key tips.

Learn more at 511.org/DriveSmartBayArea

511 Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
Thursday, December 20, 2012
511 Hits a Home Run for Giants World Series Victory Parade
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

511 helped thousands of San Francisco Giants fans plan their trip to the 2012 World Series Victory Parade.