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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.

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.

Blue Ribbon Task Force to Guide Recovery Of Bay Area Transit Network in Post-Pandemic Future
News Release
Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released a framework for creation of a 30-member Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force to guide the future of the Bay Area’s public transpor

Bay Area Transit Agencies Receive First Wave of Federal Support
News Release
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today approved the allocation of more than $780 million of federal funds to cash-strapped Bay Area transit agencies through the Coronavirus Aid, Rel

Congestion Pricing Suspended at Bay Bridge
News Release
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In light of the steep drop in vehicle traffic across the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges due to state and local shelter-in-place mandates during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today voted to suspend weekday congestion pricing.

COVID-19 Moves Up U.S. 101 Deck Replacement Project
Top Stories
Friday, April 10, 2020

The U.S. Highway 101 Deck Replacement project at San Francisco’s Alemany Circle will begin later this month instead of July, Caltrans announced Friday.

Emergency Protections for Tenants During COVID-19
Top Stories
Friday, April 3, 2020

Here we provide an overview of recently enacted emergency protections for Bay Area renters as information and potential groundwork for continuing discussions about the regional agencies’ role in responding to the Bay Area’s evolving housing challenges.  

Transit, Housing Get Relief in Massive COVID-19 Assistance Package
Top Stories
Monday, March 30, 2020

President Trump last Friday signed into law the $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency relief package —negotiated in coordination with Speaker Pelosi — passed by Congress earlier today.

Social Distancing: Photographer Focuses on Uneasy Living
Top Stories
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen trains his lens on a region transformed by the Covid-19 emergency and orders to eliminate unnecessary travel.

Cash Toll Collection Suspended at Bay Area Bridges
News Release
Friday, March 20, 2020

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today announced the temporary suspension of cash toll collection at the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges in order to minimize toll collectors’

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Video
Friday, April 17, 2020

Even during a pandemic, those who are essential workers still need to get to and from their jobs.

Covid-19 Crisis Continues
Social Distancing: Images of Isolation as Covid-19 Crisis Continues
Photo Gallery
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Transportation is a familiar subject for Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen, who frequently captures arresting images of highway and transit construction, and routinely illuminates a vibrant Bay Ar