News Releases

News Release
Monday, March 3, 2008

OAKLAND, CA — Avoid congested thoroughfares and high gas prices in the Bay Area by traveling via public transit.

News Release
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In a keynote address to the California Municipal Finance Conference today, Bill Dodd, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), endorsed sweeping changes in transportation finance policies across the United States.

News Release
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Pavement conditions on the Bay Area’s local streets and roads earn only a “fair” grade, according to a new report released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), with the typical stretch of asphalt being seriously worn and likely to require rehabilitation soon.

News Release
Thursday, December 6, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Got opinions? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) wants to hear them. MTC is hosting a Web survey on a variety of issues related to transportation, the environment and land development in the Bay Area.

News Release
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Lifeline Transportation Program, children in West Oakland are now riding a free shuttle to the library.

News Release
Friday, November 2, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — As part of the agencies’ continuing effort to improve traffic flow in the region’s toll bridge corridors, Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) next week will be making several changes to the FasTrak® operations at the Bay Bridge toll plaza. Beginning Tuesday, Nov.

News Release
Thursday, October 25, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) are making two key changes to the westbound Interstate 580 approach to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza as part of the agencies’ continuing effort to improve traffic flow in the region’s toll bridge corridors.

News Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Bay Area on the Move, a summit of local leaders that combines the Association of Bay Area Governments’ General Assembly with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s development of a new long-range regional transportation plan, will preview major decisions expected to g

News Release
Monday, October 15, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Transit ridership rose by 23 percent over baseline levels on the two Spare the Air days of 2007, Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30, the highest increase in ridership since free transit was offered as part of the Spare the Air campaign in 2004.

News Release
Monday, October 15, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. PDT to participate in the first demonstration of new parking technology that charges based on demand and signals available parking spots.