Funding

MTC invests in programs and projects that improve the transportation system, the regional economy and more.

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Joey Kotfica

Maintaining, operating and improving the Bay Area’s transportation network takes money. MTC manages and distributes funds that build a stronger, more efficient and more resilient transportation system.

MTC directly distributes more than $1 billion a year to Bay Area transit agencies and other partners, and prioritizes requests from local agencies for millions more in limited state and federal funds.

Each year, the Commission allocates hundreds of millions of dollars for local streets and roads, highways, public transit, freight movement and bicycle/pedestrian facilities.

Acting as the Bay Area Toll Authority, MTC collects approximately $700 million a year in bridge tolls and allocates these funds:

  • For the operation and maintenance of the region's seven state-owned toll bridges
  • To help finance new highway and transit projects
  • To provide ongoing support for regional transit services

By investing in our transportation networks, MTC is investing in a resilient future for the Bay Area.