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Toll plaza
Monday, December 28, 2020

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today announced that the start of 2021 also will herald the launch of a new all-electronic toll collection system at the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward bridges.

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Pothole
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Overall pavement conditions on the Bay Area’s more than 43,000 lane-miles of local streets and roads landed once again in fair territory last year, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon.

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Kathleen Kane
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the hiring of Kathleen Kane as General Counsel. 

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Express Lane
Monday, September 14, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced that the Interstate 880 Express Lanes in Alameda County will begin operations at 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct.

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Express Lane
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Work crews will begin installing the final Express Lanes signs along Interstate 880 in Alameda County as MTC and Caltrans gear up for the October opening of new Express Lanes between Oakland and the Santa Clara County line.

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Express Lanes
Sunday, August 9, 2020

As the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) prepare for the early 2021 start of Express Lane operations on an 11-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 680 from Martinez through Walnut Creek, MTC invites Bay Area residents to learn about

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Clipper START program logo and Clipper card image
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As Bay Area transit ridership climbs back from the decline caused by the pandemic, the new Clipper START program allows lower-income adults to receive big fare discounts on BART, Muni, Caltrain, and select Golden Gate Transit and Ferry routes.

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Plan Bay Area 2050 public engagement
Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are inviting the Bay Area public to provide input on the newly released Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, a 30-yea

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Aerial view of a highway with Express Lanes and rush hour traffic
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Work crews this week completed the striping of new lane configurations on Interstate 880 in Alameda County as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans gear up for the expected September opening of new Express Lanes between Oakland and the Santa Clara County line.

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U.S. Capitol building
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.