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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.

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


MTC Express Lanes Quarterly Report 1st Quarter, January - March, 2020
BAIFA_EL_Program_Report_2020_Q1.pdf (9.45 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes June 2020 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes June 2020 Construction Notice.pdf (1.04 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes Lane Access
I-880 Express Lanes Striping lane access.pdf (352.25 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes Striping Project Boundaries
i-880 Express Lanes Striping project boundaries.pdf (328.95 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes May 18 2020 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes May 18 2020 Construction Notice.pdf (651.52 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