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Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Crossings on the Rise During Pandemic
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Newly released data indicate the popularity of the pedestrian and bicycle paths on five of the Bay Area’s state-owned toll bridges since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toll Bridge Traffic Starts to Climb After Shelter-in-Place Spurs Steep Drop
Top Stories
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Even as the Bay Area’s recent shelter-in-place orders have been extended through May, toll bridge crossings are beginning to climb.

MTC Applauds Passage of $52 Billion State Funding Package
News Release
Friday, April 7, 2017

MTC Chair Jake Mackenzie and Vice Chair Scott Haggerty are lauding state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair Jim Beall and Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier for their leadership in securing the Legislature’s passage today of Senate Bill 1.

Bay Area Transportation Leaders Hail New State Funding Proposal
News Release
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Jake Mackenzie and Commission Vice Chair Scott Haggerty today applauded the transportation funding package unveiled by Governor Brown, state Senat

Deficient, Congested Roadways Costing State’s Drivers Billions
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost California $53.6 billion annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a new report.

Oakland Museum of California Announces First Round of Bay Bridge Steel Program Awardees
Top Stories
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Oakland Museum of California has announced that five artists, designers and design firms have been awarded steel from the demolition of the Eastern span of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge for public projects in Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma and Joshua Tree, CA.

New Website Lets Residents Monitor Bay Area's Vital Signs
News Release
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website (

FasTrak® Customer Service Center to Close for Weekend System Upgrade
News Release
Thursday, October 30, 2014

OAKLAND, CA The FasTrak Customer Service Center will close this weekend for an upgrade to its customer account system.

Roadside Call Box Network to Shrink by Nearly 25 Percent
News Release
Thursday, March 20, 2014

OAKLAND, CAThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) this week began a three-month project to remove 500 of the dist

Left Coast Lifter Departure
Top Stories
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Minor follow-up work continues on the new Bay Bridge East Span, but the biggest tool that was used on the project is on the move.


I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document (Aug 2016)
I-580 Access Improvement Project Approval Document Aug 2016.pdf (26.91 MB)
TRIP -- California Transportation By The Numbers 2016 Report Final
CA_Transportation_by_the_Numbers_TRIP_Report_FINAL_8-11-16 (002).pdf (157.65 KB)
San Francisco Bay Crossings Study Update
BC_Study_Update_May_2012.pdf (8.46 MB)


MTC 2016 Awards: Dr. Brian Maroney
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brian Maroney, who serves as Caltrans’ chief bridge engineer, is this year’s recipient of the Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award.

The energetic engineers-in-training gather around a model saddle carrier tire.
Oakland Students Are Engineers for a Day
Photo Gallery
Thursday, April 3, 2014

They aren’t old enough to drive across a bridge, but that didn’t deter Lafayette Elementary School fourth and fifth-graders from donning hard hats and safety vests and learning how to build one.

The 1-80 overpass allows bicycle and pedestrian access to the Marina.
Berkeley Bike Bridge
Photo Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2013

It was an eventful afternoon at the Berkeley Marina, with crowds gathering in the characteristic wind to celebrate the grand opening of a new Bay Trail extension and unveil a plaque acknowledging t