News and Stories

511 Traveler Information Service Adds Emergency Text Alerts
News Release
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

MTC today announced the newest addition to its award-winning 511 SF Bay service with the launch of a text-based mass notification feature for travelers in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area: 511 Emergency Alerts.

2018 Bay Area Bike Challenge Upends All Previous Mileage Records
News Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The results are in for May’s month-long Bay Area Bike Challenge, organized by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), 511, and Kaiser Permanente, with Santa Clara County walking away with this year’s bragging rights. 

Month-Long Bay Area Bike Challenge Started May 1
News Release
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 1 was the start of the Bay Area Bike Challenge! Running through May 31, National Bike Month, the Challenge is designed to get bike riders of all abilities to pedal to work, school, errands or anywhere they need to go over the course of the month.

Bay Area’s Popular 511 Service Now Available on Amazon Alexa Devices
News Release
Monday, April 16, 2018

MTC this month added a new feature to the Bay Area’s 511 traveler information system by integrating two of the most popular 511 features — traffic conditions and real-time transit departure times — with Amazon’s virtual personal assistant, Alexa.

Bay Area’s Popular 511 Phone Service Now Providing Essential Resources in Cantonese and Mandarin
News Release
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The latest expansion of the toll-free 511 traveler information service allows Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking drivers, carpoolers, and transit riders to access key services to help them on their commutes and other journeys throughout the nine-county Bay Area.

511 Tracking Travel Disruptions in Fire Zones
Top Stories
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Update as of November 1, 2017: With the North Bay fires contained, 511 has discontinued posting of fire-related road closures and transit disruptions.

Bay Area’s Popular 511 Phone Service Now Available in Spanish
News Release
Monday, July 31, 2017

MTC today announced the addition of a fully-interactive Spanish language voice recognition and response system to the Bay Area’s 511 phone system.

WTS San Francisco Bay Area Honors MTC’s 511 Regional Carpool Program
Top Stories
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Women’s Transportation Seminar San Francisco Bay Area Chapter recognized three awardees with ties to MTC at its 2017 Annual Scholarship and Awards Event on June 7 in Oakland.

MTC Partners with BART and Scoop to Guarantee Parking Spots for Carpoolers
Top Stories
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Starting January 23rd, commuters who carpool to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station with the Scoop app will be guaranteed parking until 10 a.m.

Regional Transportation Agencies Launch Outreach Campaign for Late-Night and Early Morning Bus Network
News Release
Friday, August 5, 2016

‘AllNighter’ Outreach Campaign to Raise Awareness of New and Existing Late-Night and Early-Morning Public Transit Options for Bay Area Workers, Residents and Patrons


MTC Operational Statistics: September 2019
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MTC Operational Statistics: January 2019
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MTC Operational Statistics: September 2018
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MTC Operational Statistics: May 2018
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MTC Operational Statistics: March 2018
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BART Pilot Program to Guarantee Parking to Scoop Carpoolers
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Commuters now have a new option for securing a parking spot at BART’s Dublin/Pleasanton station.

What is Smart Driving?
Monday, February 8, 2016

Smart driving saves you money by improving your gas mileage. Here are four key tips.

Learn more at 511.org/DriveSmartBayArea

511 Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
Thursday, December 20, 2012
511 Hits a Home Run for Giants World Series Victory Parade
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

511 helped thousands of San Francisco Giants fans plan their trip to the 2012 World Series Victory Parade.