Traffic Congestion

Traffic Congestion

News and Stories

Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Levels Off, But Delays Are Still at Record Highs
News Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing traffic-related delays leveling off in 2017 after four cons

MTC Seeks Feedback on Performance Targets Related to Federal Congestion Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Goals
Top Stories
Friday, March 30, 2018

MTC is currently seeking feedback from partners, stakeholders and the public on potential target options for three performance targets related to federal Congestion Reduction and Environmental Sustainability goals.

Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Hits New Record
News Release
Monday, September 18, 2017

MTC today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing congestion-related delays during weekday commute periods climbed 9 percent to a record average of 3.5 minutes per commuter in 2016 from 3.2 minutes a year earlier. 

MTC Partnership Promotes Carpooling to UCSF, Kaiser
Top Stories
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MTC, UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente today announce a partnership with Waze Carpool to encourage employees to carpool to work. 

Fresh Data on Bay Area’s Vital Signs Show Big Jump in Freeway Congestion for 2015
News Release
Monday, October 3, 2016

MTC today unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the afternoon drive on northbound U.S. 101 and eastbound Interstate 80 in San Francisco ranking as the region’s most congested location.

Governor and State Legislature Make the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Permanent
News Release
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

After achieving strong bi-partisan support in the State Legislature the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program has been signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Deficient, Congested Roadways Costing State’s Drivers Billions
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack desirable safety features cost California $53.6 billion annually due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a new report.

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.

Fresh Data on Bay Area’s Vital Signs Include New Top 10 List for Freeway Congestion
News Release
Thursday, December 17, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the westbound morning commute along Intersta

BART Plans Two Weekend Shutdowns of Transbay Service
Top Stories
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.

Documents

Top 50 Bay Area congestion locations, 2017 — ordered by rank
top_50_congestion_locations-2017.pdf (404.1 KB)
Bay Area Freeway Locations with Most Weekday Traffic Congestion, 2017
top_10_congestion_locations-2017.pdf (5.23 MB)
Is it Time for Regional Measure 3? (Jan. 2017)
RM 3 _Bay Area Caucus_Jan2017ms (002).pdf (949.71 KB)
Regional Measure 3 -- SB 595 Frequently Asked Questions
Regional Measure 3 - SB 595 FAQ_10.10.17.docx (161.4 KB)
Bay Area Freeway Locations with Most Weekday Traffic Congestion, 2016
top_10_congestion_locations-2016.pdf (2.73 MB)

Media

Vital Signs: Transportation
Video
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.

MTC Partnership Promotes Carpooling to UCSF, Kaiser
Video
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente today announce a partnership with Waze Carpool to encourage employ

MTC Chair Dave Cortese speaks, while MTC Commissioners Scott Haggerty, Amy Worth and Sam Liccardo look on.
Fresh Vital Signs Data Show Big Jump in Bay Area Freeway Congestion for 2015
Photo Gallery
Monday, October 3, 2016

At a press conference on October 3, 2016, in San Jose, MTC unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the afternoon drive on northbound U.S.

Vital Signs: 2016 Congestion & Reliability (October 2016 Data Release)
Video
Monday, October 3, 2016

MTC’s Vital Signs performance monitoring initiative just released updated data for three indicators related to transportation: time spent in congestion, miles traveled in congestion, and

Congestion Report
Video
Friday, December 18, 2015

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the westbound morning commute along Interstate 80 from Hercu