Bay Area Express Lanes

Bay Area Express Lanes

News and Stories

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

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.

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.

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 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

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

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 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 May 18 2020 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes May 18 2020 Construction Notice.pdf (651.52 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes May 2020 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes May 2020 Construction Update.pdf (1.05 MB)

Media

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.