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I-880 Express Lanes to Open for Business Oct. 2
News Release
Monday, September 14, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced that the Interstate 880 Express Lanes in Alameda County will begin operations at 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct.

Final I-880 Express Lanes Sign Installation To Begin Next Week
News Release
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Work crews will begin installing the final Express Lanes signs along Interstate 880 in Alameda County as MTC and Caltrans gear up for the October opening of new Express Lanes between Oakland and the Santa Clara County line.

MTC Invites Residents to Weigh In on Toll Policies As Martinez-Walnut Creek Express Lane Debut Nears
News Release
Sunday, August 9, 2020

As the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) prepare for the early 2021 start of Express Lane operations on an 11-mile stretch of southbo

Scott Haggerty Named Transportation Foundation's Person of the Year
Top Stories
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) this week named MTC Chair Scott Haggerty as its Person of the Year, recognizing the longtime Alameda County Supervisor during its 31st annual Transpor

New Striping Completed as I-880 Express Lanes’ Opening Nears
News Release
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Work crews this week completed the striping of new lane configurations on Interstate 880 in Alameda County as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans gear up for the expected

Tolling on Bay Area Express Lanes To Resume Next Week
News Release
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In light of steadily rising traffic volumes on Bay Area freeways as shelter-in-place restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, the region’s three Express Lane operators — the Al

Regional Agencies Invite Public Comment As Planned I-680 Express Lane Upgrades Take Shape in Alameda County
News Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) today released proposed draft amendments to add a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV)/express lane along

Bay Area Express Lanes “Open to All” During Public Health Emergency
News Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020

In light of dramatically reduced traffic levels on Bay Area freeways following this week’s declarations of shelter-in-place orders around the region, and because the promotion of carpooling is inco

MTC Invites Residents to Weigh In on Changes to Express Lane Toll Policy
News Release
Monday, November 18, 2019

MTC invites Bay Area residents to learn about and comment on proposed changes to Express Lane toll policy during a public comment period from Nov. 18 to Dec.18, 2019. 

MTC Opens Window for Public Comment on Amendments to Express Lane Toll Policy
Top Stories
Friday, November 15, 2019

MTC will open its new I-880 Express Lanes in the summer of 2020. Express Lanes use tolling and technology to keep traffic moving for carpoolers, bus riders and solo drivers alike.


I-680 Contra Costa Express Lane Trips, October 2017 - June 2020
I-680_Contra_Costa_Express_Lane_Trips_10-2017 to 6-2020.pdf (95.5 KB)
MTC Express Lanes Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter, April - June, 2020
6a - 20-1258 2-BAIFA EL 2020 Q2 Report-8sep20.pdf (10.24 MB)
Toll Ordinance Certification Documents
BATA Resolution No. 52, Revised
CERTIFIED-BATA_Resolution_52.pdf (402 KB)
680 Express Lanes Sept. 2020 Newsletter-Clean Air Vehicle Tolling Begins Oct. 2
680 Express Lanes CAV Tolling Sept 2020.pdf (403.3 KB)


Southbound 680 Express Lane
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Southbound Express Lane in Contra Costa County is going to be expanded.

Groundbreaking for I-680 Southbound Express Lanes
Groundbreaking for I-680 Southbound Express Lanes
Photo Gallery
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4 today celebrated the start of c

I-680 Contra Costa Express Lane
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The new I-680 Express Lane will open soon. It's free for carpools, motorcyclists and Clean Air Vehicles. You'll need a Fastrak Flex® toll tag in order to use the lane free of charge.

The Technology Driving Express Lanes
Friday, September 15, 2017

When the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes open in fall 2017, MTC will be moving not just cars but also a lot of data.

Express Lanes
Saturday, May 26, 2012