Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA)
The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) manages the toll revenues from the Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges. BATA also manages FasTrak®, the electronic toll payment system.
The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) collects toll funds and uses that money to fund major projects that support bridges, roads and the Bay Area transportation network.
BATA also funds critical projects voted on by the public (including Regional Measure 1, Regional Measure 2 and Regional Measure 3). This includes highway and transit improvements, seismic retrofitting of bridges, reducing congestion on our streets and much more.
In addition, BATA manages the Bay Area's FasTrak electronic toll collection program.
Get a list of all 21 Metropolitan Transportation Commissioners that serve on the Bay Area Toll Authority.
- In 1997, BATA was created by state law to administer a $1 base toll on the Bay Area's seven state-owned toll bridges.
- In 2004, BATA took over management of the Bay Area's FasTrak electronic toll collection program.
- In 2005, state law expanded BATA's responsibilities to include administration of all toll revenue from the region's state-owned toll bridges. BATA, along with Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission, also administered the state Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.
To help solve the Bay Area's growing congestion problems, MTC worked with the state Legislature to authorize a ballot measure that would finance a comprehensive suite of highway and transit improvements through an increase of tolls on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges. Senate Bill 595 (authored by then-Sen. Jim Beall of San Jose) was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Brown in fall 2017.
Known as Regional Measure 3, the measure was approved by Bay Area voters on June 5, 2018. Learn more about Regional Measure 3.