Webinar: Faster Freeways – Exploring the Potential of Pricing

Learn how Bay Area freeway travel, transit and safety could be improved in 2035. Share your feedback on potential pricing strategies and community reinvestment priorities.

Today, freeway congestion is surging back to pre-COVID levels and our transportation system is struggling to keep the Bay Area moving. Drivers are experiencing slower freeways, while transit agencies grapple with funding and reliability challenges. Though transit ridership is slowly recovering, and infrastructure improvement projects are underway, freeway travel is expected to worsen if we don't shift gears.

To envision a better future where overall driving goes down and travel times improve, the MTC's Next Generation Bay Area Freeways Study is exploring the feasibility of all-lane freeway tolling. Pricing freeways can reduce travel time, encourage more sustainable travel behavior and fund public transit and road safety improvements that will make it easier for future generations to embrace viable alternatives to driving.

Following last year’s preliminary public engagement to develop shared goals for the future of Bay Area freeways, MTC staff completed an initial analysis to project a potential 2035 freeway pricing scenario.

Now, we want to hear from you.

Make Your Voice Heard

This virtual workshop invites members of the public to weigh in on tradeoffs between a future with and without freeway pricing. Participants will learn about projected transportation outcomes in 2035 and provide feedback on potential pricing strategies, as well as how funding could be reinvested in Bay Area communities.

Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to collaborate with policymakers and refine proposed solutions for alleviating freeway congestion, improving transit service and addressing longstanding inequities.

There will be two opportunities to attend the virtual event live. Both presentations will be the same, so participants need only attend one webinar. For those who cannot join the webinar live, a video recording will be posted to this page. Feedback and questions can be submitted by emailing info@bayareametro.gov.


Public input will be used to further refine the study’s analysis before a final recommendation is presented to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in 2024.

Staff Contact

Anup Tapase, Next Generation Freeways Study Project Manager
Email: atapase@bayareametro.gov