Bay Area Express Lanes

Bay Area Express Lanes

News and Stories

Final I-880 Express Lanes Sign Installation To Begin Next Week
News Release
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Work crews will begin installing the final Express Lanes signs along Interstate 880 in Alameda County as MTC and Caltrans gear up for the October opening of new Express Lanes between Oakland and the Santa Clara County line.

MTC Invites Residents to Weigh In on Toll Policies As Martinez-Walnut Creek Express Lane Debut Nears
News Release
Sunday, August 9, 2020

As the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) prepare for the early 2021 start of Express Lane operations on an 11-mile stretch of southbo

Scott Haggerty Named Transportation Foundation's Person of the Year
Top Stories
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) this week named MTC Chair Scott Haggerty as its Person of the Year, recognizing the longtime Alameda County Supervisor during its 31st annual Transpor

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

Documents

I-680 Contra Costa Express Lane Trips, October 2017 - June 2020
I-680_Contra_Costa_Express_Lane_Trips_10-2017 to 6-2020.pdf (95.5 KB)
MTC Express Lanes Quarterly Report 2nd Quarter, April - June, 2020
6a - 20-1258 2-BAIFA EL 2020 Q2 Report-8sep20.pdf (10.24 MB)
680 Express Lanes Sept. 2020 Newsletter-Clean Air Vehicle Tolling Begins Oct. 2
680 Express Lanes CAV Tolling Sept 2020.pdf (403.3 KB)
I-880 Express Lanes to Open October 2, 2020
BAIFA Newsletter - 880 Opening.pdf (1.04 MB)
I-880 Express Lanes Opening Fall 2020
I-880 Express Lanes Fall 2020 Opening Notice.pdf (461.96 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.