News and Stories

Bay Area’s Popular 511 Service Now Available on Amazon Alexa Devices
News Release
Monday, April 16, 2018

MTC this month added a new feature to the Bay Area’s 511 traveler information system by integrating two of the most popular 511 features — traffic conditions and real-time transit departure times — with Amazon’s virtual personal assistant, Alexa.

MTC Joins Successful ‘Startup in Residence’ Program, Seeks Innovators to Help Address Regional Challenges
News Release
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has been selected to participate in the successful Startup in Residence (STIR) program, which connects

Bay Bridge Forward to Deliver Congestion Relief to San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge corridor will soon see congestion relief with a $40 million investment from MTC through the “Bay Bridge Forward” initiative.

High-Tech Intervention Aims to Smooth I-80 Traffic Flow
Top Stories
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Caltrans, the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority this month will begin the sequenced introduction of a series of high-tech efforts to ease congestion, improve safety and boost travel-time reliability along Interstate 80.

Connected Car Hackathon Generates Innovative Ideas to Address Bay Area’s Transportation Challenges
News Release
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OAKLAND, CA — After a weekend of coding, data analysis, and more coding, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) awarded prizes to three teams of participants in a two-day Connected Car Hackathon on April 9 and 10.

MTC Hackathon Eyes New Ideas For Meeting Regional Mobility Challenges
News Release
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will convene a two-day Connected Car Hackathon to challenge participants to transform how we get around the Bay Area.

Task Force Partners Introduce New App for Traffic Incident Responders
News Release
Monday, May 11, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — The Bay Area Incident Management Task Force (IMTF) — a multi-agency partnership that includes the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, Fede

511 Launches New Real-Time Transit Tool
News Release
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CA The Bay Area’s award-winning 511 traveler information system this week introduces its latest upgrade: a free, real-time w


Autonomous Vehicles: Perspective Paper
2018-06-25_Autonomous_Vehicles_Perspective_Paper.pdf (28.13 MB)
Parking Technology Roundtable Presentation 2014
Parking Technology Roundtable Presentation 2014.pdf (2.72 MB)