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New Year Brings New Toll Collection System to Bay Area Bridges
News Release
Monday, December 28, 2020

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today announced that the start of 2021 also will herald the launch of a new all-electronic toll collection system at the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dum

Yerba Buena Tunnel Holiday Wreath Installation Video
Top Stories
Monday, December 7, 2020

The Bay Lights have some company on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge this December, now that the Yerba Buena Tunnel holiday wreath is lit up and delighting westbound drivers.

Toll Authority Issues Statement On Court Ruling Upholding Regional Measure 3
News Release
Monday, June 29, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) this afternoon issued the following statement on the ruling issued earlier today by the state Court of Appeal

MTC, ABAG Respond to COVID-19 Emergency
Top Stories
Thursday, May 7, 2020

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) have made several important but temporary operational changes in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and the continuing public health emergency.

Crews Complete Richmond-San Rafael Joint Replacements
Top Stories
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Work crews this morning completed the final concrete pour of the months-long project to replace 31 expansion joints on the westbound upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Toll Authority Issues Statement on Court Order Upholding Regional Measure 3
News Release
Monday, April 8, 2019

MTC and BATA today issued the following statement on the ruling filed last week by Judge Ethan P. Schulman of the Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco.

Bay Bridge Wreath Returns to Mark Holiday Season
Top Stories
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Keeping with a great tradition started nearly eighty years ago, Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) workers again this year have hung a wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound entrance to the Yerba Buena Tunnel to mark the holiday season.

Wreath Returns to Bring Holiday Cheer To Bay Bridge Travelers
News Release
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) crews this week completed their annual installation of a festive holiday wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound Yerba Buena Island Tunnel

New “Green” Bay Bridge Maintenance Complex Opens
Top Stories
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Caltrans and MTC today cut the ribbon for a new, state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly LEED Gold certified Maintenance Complex that will serve the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and conso

Bridge Officials Give Go-Ahead to Permanent Bay Lights
Top Stories
Monday, December 15, 2014

Update: December 17, 2014


BATA_Penalty_Reinstatement_AET_12-28-CHIN.pdf (204.15 KB)
El Año Nuevo Trae Nuevo Sistema de Cobro a los Puentes del Área de la Bahía
BATA_Penalty_Reinstatement_AET_12-20_Spanish.pdf (148.32 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights Traffic Advisory Week of April 5, 2020
Traffic_Advisory_Sheet_Week_of_04-05-20_R2.pdf (140.25 KB)
Bay Bridge Metering Lights System Upgrade--Sept 2019 BATA Contract
BATA Contract _SFOBB_ML_SysUpgrade_2019.pdf (191.21 KB)


Original East Span Pier Implosions
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Watch two marine foundations from the original Bay Bridge implode in less than 30 seconds!