News and Stories

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.

It’s Official — MTC Is Moving to San Francisco on May 23!
Top Stories
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MTC is counting down the days to Monday, May 23, 2016 — the agency’s first day at the new regional government center at 375 Beale in San Francisco.

MTC Gives Green Light to Major Bike Share Expansion
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bike sharing will expand tenfold in the Bay Area under a plan approved unanimously by the MTC Commission today.

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Returns to the San Francisco Bay Area; Youth Leaders, Teachers and Advisors Invited to Speak
News Release
Thursday, December 18, 2014

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region will gather to take action on environmental sustainability issues at the second Youth for the Environment and

Students Invited to Attend and Present at Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference
Top Stories
Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPDATE  February 4, 2015…There’s still room at the YES Conference – Youth for the Environment and Sustainability — set for this  Saturday, February 7, at MTC’s Oakland offices, sta

Walnut Creek to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event
News Release
Friday, October 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CAVisitors to the Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Oct. 26, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars on North Locust Street.

Assemblymember Jim Frazier Joins Bay Area BikeMobile in Antioch
News Release
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OAKLAND, CA On Thursday, October 23, the Antioch High School Bike Club (ABC) and Street Smarts 511 will host Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) and the Bay Area BikeMobile a

Marin to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event
News Release
Monday, October 6, 2014

OAKLAND, CA The “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer free test drives of some of the newest electric cars on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.


Climate Change in the Classroom
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Free teacher workshops, sponsored by MTC and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, have been underway to train teachers on how to teach about climate change.