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Scott Haggerty Named Transportation Foundation's Person of the Year
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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

From Unclean to Green, Downtown Oakland Project Protects Bay from Polluted Runoff
News Release
Thursday, March 5, 2020

A gritty section of downtown Oakland is being transformed into a green oasis by a San Francisco Estuary Partnership project aimed at reducing the amount of polluted water draining into San Francisc

New Bus/Carpool Lane Opens On West Grand Avenue Approach to Bay Bridge
News Release
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Caltrans and the City of Oakland early this morning completed work on the addition of a dedicated bus and carpool lane to the West Grand Avenue app

Ford GoBike Brings Bike Share to the East Bay for the First Time
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Today officials from Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville were joined by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, global bike share leader Motivate, Ford Motor Company and community members to celeb

East Bay Bike Share Takes Shape
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Today Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced the proposed locations for the first set of bike share stations in the East Bay, a major milestone toward bringing bike

Regional Planning Pioneers Revisit the MetroCenter for the Last Time
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Named after the first chair of MTC and the former president of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Joseph P.

BART Plans Two Weekend Shutdowns of Transbay Service
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Monday, July 13, 2015

BART is encouraging travelers to plan ahead and to find alternate means of transportation across the Bay during two upcoming closures of transbay train service.

777 New Units of Low-Income Housing to Be Built
News Release
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Local transportation and planning officials are applauding yesterday’s action by California’s Strategic Growth Council to award over $47 million in state Cap-and-Trade funds to 11 aff

2015 Bay Area Team Bike Challenge Tops Participation Record
News Release
Thursday, June 25, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — However you measure Team Bike Challenge’s impact — whether it’s the number of people who participated, the amount of green miles cycled, the pounds of carbon dioxide removed from the

Oakland Trumps San Jose in Mayors’ Bike-Off Challenge
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The results are in from the Oakland-San Jose Mayors’ Bike-Off Challenge, an offshoot of Bike to Work Month in May.


West Oakland Link Project: Virtual Public Meeting Materials Dec. 2020
WOL_December2020_Virtual_Public_Meeting_Presentation_Final_for_Uploading.pdf (1.04 MB)
West Oakland Link Project: Virtual Public Meeting Summary Dec. 2020
WOL_December2020_Virtual_Public_Meeting Summary_with_Appendix_2_8_21_Emails_Omitted.pdf (9.38 MB)
MTC Exec Director's June 10, 2019 Letter to Mayors Breed and Schaaf re Transbay Transit Center Peer Review
Ltr_Mayors Breed Schaaf_McMillan_Transbay Transit Center Peer Review 6-19.pdf (2.29 MB)
MTC Exec Director's April 3, 2019 Letter to Mayors Breed and Schaaf re Transbay Transit Center Peer Review
L_Mayors Breed Schaaf_McMillan_Transbay Transit Center Peer Review_201.._.pdf (4.7 MB)


Fans BART Their Way to Warriors Celebration
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The red-hot Golden State Warriors celebrated their 3rd NBA Championship in four years with another mammoth crowd in downtown Oakland.

Ford GoBike bicycles
Bay Area Bike Share Press Conference, September 9, 2016
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Friday, September 9, 2016

MTC, Motivate and Ford Motor Co. on Sept.

BART to OAK System Goes Live
BART to OAK System Goes Live
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Monday, November 24, 2014
Last week’s rain subsided just in time for the public preview of the brand-new BART to OAK link to Oakland International Airport.
BART to OAK Opening Celebration
Sunday, November 23, 2014

As of Saturday, November 22, 2014, riders can board one of four three-car automated people movers at either the Coliseum Station or the Oakland International Airport Station and take the eight-minu

Friday, November 21, 2014

Traveling to Oakland International Airport? This step by step video will help you navigate from Coliseum Station to the airport.

Lake Merritt Boulevard during its dedication ceremony
Lake Merritt Makeover
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It was a 12-lane expressway not long ago; now, the southern shore of Lake Merritt is the perfect place for a picnic or a stroll.