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Express Lanes Policies

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC’s) Express Lanes are operated by the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA), a joint powers authority between MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). As such, policies for MTC’s Express Lanes are approved by BAIFA.

Attention: Proposed Toll Facility Ordinance Amendment

MTC is amending its Toll Facility Ordinance. The amendment will establish express lane tolling policy for MTC’s future I-880 Express Lanes (scheduled to open late summer 2020) and make changes for MTC’s existing I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes.

MTC is following a public process prior to adoption by BAIFA so the public can learn about the tolling policies proposed in the amendment and provide comments over a 30-day period ending December 18, 2019. All comments must be received by December 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. Comments will be summarized for BAIFA Commissioners prior to an adoption vote. The public process includes:

  • Information item at the October 23, 2019 BAIFA meeting;
  • Public notice in five Bay Area counties’ major newspapers (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano), plus Spanish and Chinese newspapers, in November 2019
  • Online open house for the public to watch a short video to learn about the proposed tolling policies
  • Two staffed open houses in the I-880 freeway corridor for one-on-one discussion and the ability to submit written comments:
    • December 3, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Kennedy Community Center; 1333 Decoto Rd; Union City, CA  94587
    • December 11, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: San Lorenzo Library in the Greenhouse Community Room; 395 Paseo Grande; San Lorenzo, CA  94580
  • Ability to submit comments through a short survey (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese), by mail to MTC’s Public Information Office at 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105 or by email to info@bayareametro.gov; please reference “BAIFA Toll Ordinance” as the subject.
  • Public hearing at the December 18, 2019 BAIFA meeting where members of the public can submit a comment in person to BAIFA
  • After a staff presentation, proposed adoption at the January 22, 2020 BAIFA meeting.

Existing Toll Facility Ordinance

The ordinance establishes express lane tolls, a toll collection process and civil penalties for the evasion of those tolls. The ordinance was adopted by BAIFA on July 27, 2016.

Privacy Policy

The express lanes Privacy Policy establishes how personally identifiable information will be collected, used and protected. It was adopted by BAIFA on July 27, 2016.