Bay Area Express Lanes

Bay Area Express Lanes

News and Stories

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.

I-580 Express Lanes to Debut This Month — If El Niño Cooperates
Top Stories
Monday, February 1, 2016

The growing Bay Area Express Lanes network is set to expand by another 25 miles this month with the opening of new lanes in both directions of Interstate 580 through the Tri Valley area of eastern

Express Lane Construction Under Way Along I-680 in Contra Costa County
Top Stories
Friday, November 6, 2015

Construction is well under way on the first Bay Area Express Lane project to be planned, built and operated by MTC.

Bay Area Express Lanes Offer Congestion Insurance
Top Stories
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Beginning this fall, solo motorists on Interstate 580 through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore can cruise in the carpool lane if they’re willing to pay their way out of congested lanes.

Documents

I-880 Bay Area Express Lanes Proposed Operating Policies
I-880_Express_Lanes_Operations_Fall_2019.pdf (12.56 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes October 2019 Construction Update
880 Express Lanes October 2019 Construction Notice.pdf (251.96 KB)
MTC Express Lanes Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter, 2019
BAIFA_EL_2019_Q2_Report-Final.pdf (11.67 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes July 2019 Construction Update
I-880 Express Lanes Construction Update July 2019.pdf (195.67 KB)

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.