News Releases

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I-680 Express Lane
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) today released proposed draft amendments to add a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV)/express lane along Interstate 680 through Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon.

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Toll plaza
Friday, March 20, 2020

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’ and toll-paying customers’ risk of exposure to Covid-19 during the current public health emergency.

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Express Lane sign reading OPEN TO ALL
Thursday, March 19, 2020

In light of dramatically reduced traffic levels on Bay Area freeways following this week’s declarations of shelter-in-place orders around the region, and because the promotion of carpooling is inconsistent with the urgent need for social distancing, the Bay Area’s three Express Lane operators — t

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Green spine
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 Francisco Bay.

News Release
Monday, February 24, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) last week launched a new program for partnering with major employers to improve peak-period traffic flows on select Bay Area freeways.

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Path
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The new bicycle/pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will be closed for five hours each weekday, beginning Monday, Feb. 24 and continuing through Friday, March 13, to allow Caltrans to perform structural inspections of the span.

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Monday, December 9, 2019

The new bicycle-pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will be closed each night this week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to perform maintenance work on the north side of the span. 

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Express Lanes
Monday, November 18, 2019

MTC invites Bay Area residents to learn about and comment on proposed changes to Express Lane toll policy during a public comment period from Nov. 18 to Dec.18, 2019. 

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People walking on a city street during the commute hours.
Monday, November 4, 2019

Startups, innovators and entrepreneurs are invited to apply to become a “Startup in Residence” (STIR) with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to develop a Bay Area transit visual information system for use by emergency managers in times of crisis.

News Release
Monday, November 4, 2019

Bay Area cities and counties largely improved the quality of the pavement on their local street and road networks in 2018.