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.
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MTC, ABAG Respond to Covid-19 Emergency
Toll Bridge Traffic Starts to Climb After Shelter-in-Place Spurs Steep Drop
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Social Distancing: Images of Isolation as Covid-19 Crisis Continues
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