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MTC Chair Urges Passage of Huge Infrastructure Bill
News Release
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Scott Haggerty today commended the U.S. House of Representative’s infrastructure bill — the $1.5 trillion “Moving Forward Act” (H.R.

New Report Takes Deep Dive into Rising Seas
Top Stories
Thursday, March 26, 2020

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) today issued a pioneering analysis of the myriad impacts rising sea level will have on Bay Area communities, illuminating where

Caltrain Electrification Project Charges Forward
Top Stories
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Work is getting under way on the long-awaited Caltrain electrification project, thanks to the Federal Transit Administration’s action in May 2017 to finally approve a Full-Funding Grant Agreement (

November 2016 Ballot Measure Results
Top Stories
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

All but two of the 22 local and regional transportation and housing ballot measures endorsed by the MTC Commission were approved by voters in last night's election.

MTC Announces Positions on November 2016 Ballot Measures
Top Stories
Friday, September 30, 2016

MTC has endorsed 22 local ballot measures to fund transportation and affordable housing and opposes Proposition 53, a proposed statewide constitutional amendment that would create new hurdles to funding infrastructure improvements.

Behind the Orange Cone: The Central Subway Reveals the Beginnings of Future Stations
Top Stories
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Starting construction in 2013, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Central Subway project has reached the halfway point on its timeline, with completion expected in 2019.

Caltrans Releases Plans Detailing Critical Infrastructure Funding Shortfalls Facing California’s Highway System
Top Stories
Friday, May 8, 2015

According to projections detailed in plans released today, Caltrans will need approximately $80 billion over the next ten years to address current and future needs of the state highway system—a pro

California High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
Top Stories
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Marking significant progress toward modernizing California’s transportation infrastructure, the California High-Speed Rail Authority yesterday brought together hundreds of supporters and government

Loma Prieta 25 Years Later: Region Braces for the Big One
Top Stories
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta quake, the traveling public can rest assured that the Bay Area’s transportation system is far better prepared to withstand the next

High-Speed Rail Bond Measure Passes
Top Stories
Friday, November 28, 2008

The November 4 election brought sweeping changes across the nation, including in the realm of transportation.


Adapting to Rising Tides Bay Area (Short Report) March 2020
ARTBayArea_ShortReport_Final_March2020_ADA-1.pdf (27.25 MB)
Bay Area Transportation: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
BAtransportation_Assembly_Select_Committee_8-21-15.pdf (5.98 MB)
Basic Maintenance: the Foundation for Posterity
Pavement_StateSenateSubcom_SH12-13.pdf (7.84 MB)


Our American Infrastructure: America's Leaders in Their Own Words
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A 250-year perspective on mobility investment from the U.S.

Resilient by Design
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sea Levels are on the rise. The evidence can be found on shorelines all over the planet. Countries around the world will have to adapt.

Vital Signs: Transportation
Monday, September 18, 2017

The Vital Signs update on transportation data, highlights the latest trends for commuting, congestion, transit ridership, and infrastructure conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Commonwealth Club Panel on Infrastructure
Monday, July 6, 2015

Once admired around the world, the US Instructure of highways, transit and city streets is now lagging far behind othe rmodern countries.

National Infrastructure Day
Thursday, April 9, 2015