Express Lanes

Express Lanes

News and Stories

Southbound I-880 in Hayward to be Closed Seven Nights This Month
News Release
Monday, March 11, 2019

To accommodate installation of new sign structures for the ongoing 880 Express Lanes project, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission — in partnership with Caltrans and the California Highway Pa

Orange and White: The Colors of (Express Lane) Construction Season
Top Stories
Monday, November 26, 2018

Just as orange poppies and trees with bursts of white blossoms herald the advent of spring in the Bay Area, the sudden appearance of orange fencing and white K-rails signals the start of improvements along the region's freeways.

MTC and Project Partners Break Ground on New Southbound I-680 Express Lane
News Release
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MTC, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Caltrans today celebrated the start of construction on a new southbound Express Lane on Interstate 680 that will stretch 11 miles from sout

Report to the Commission and the ABAG Executive Board : October 25, 2017
Executive Director's Report
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CASA Steering Committee • Polling on Gas Tax Repeal • I-680 Express Lanes Open • State of the Estuary Conference • East Bay EDA • Bay Area Planning Directors Association • Wine Country Fires • UCLA Conference • Bay Area Partnership • Vital Signs

October 9 Debut Set for I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes
News Release
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced that the carpool lanes on Interstate 680 between Walnut Creek and San Ramon will convert to Express Lanes on Monday, Oct. 9.

MTC Wraps Up Heavy Construction on 680 Express Lanes
Top Stories
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MTC’s plan to add Express Lanes along Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County reached a key milestone this fall with the completion of most civil construction needed to convert the existing carpool l

Bay Bridge Forward to Deliver Congestion Relief to San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge corridor will soon see congestion relief with a $40 million investment from MTC through the “Bay Bridge Forward” initiative.

Participate in Two Public Hearings on the Express Lane Toll Collection Process
Top Stories
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Bay Area is planning a 550-mile network of Express Lanes by 2035 to increase highway efficiency by encouraging carpools and vanpools and by filling available capacity in carpool lanes with solo

TRIP Report Finds Key Bay Area Transportation Projects Needed to Support Region's Growth Face a Funding "Red" or "Yellow" Light
News Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Six of the 20 transportation improvements identified by TRIP as being the most needed in the San Francisco Bay area have received a red light because they are unfunded.

New I-580 Express Lanes Opening Friday 2/19/16 & Monday 2/22/16
Top Stories
Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Interstate 580 Express Lanes will open Friday, February 19, 2016, and Monday, February, 22, 2016, giving drivers a new choice for traveling on I-580 through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore.

Documents

MTC Express Lanes Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter, 2019
BAIFA_EL_2019_Q2_Report-Final.pdf (11.67 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes July 2019 Construction Update
I-880 Express Lanes Construction Update July 2019.pdf (195.67 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes May 2019 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes May 2019 Construction Update.pdf (596.46 KB)
880 Express Lanes April 2019 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes April 2019 Construction Notice.pdf (305.94 KB)

Media

Southbound 680 Express Lane
Video
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
Video
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
Video
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
Video
Saturday, May 26, 2012