News Releases

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Friday, April 20, 2018

Caltrans today will open a long-awaited third eastbound lane on Interstate 580 to accommodate peak period traffic from San Rafael to Richmond.

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An Alexa unit sits on a shelf with a flower pot and a cactus in front of a green background with the words "Alexa, open 511" beside it.
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.

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Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Over 100,000 new and seasoned bicycle commuters are expected to pedal to work on Thursday, May 10, as part of the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day.

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Public meeting
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

How can we get more people involved in prioritizing transportation policies and investments? MTC is inviting public review and comments on its Draft 2018 Public Participation Plan.

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Fog surrounds San Francisco, where only downtown skyscrapers and the Sutro Tower are visible.
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments have released a new online survey, available in English, Spanish and Chinese, for the public to weigh in on what they want the future of the Bay Area to look like.

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Affordable housing
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MTC today committed $10 million to establish a new revolving loan fund known as the Bay Area Preservation Pilot Fund.

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Monday, February 26, 2018

Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 580 between Marin and Contra Costa counties are advised for the next several weeks to disregard the green arrows and red Xs that periodically will be displayed on the overhead message signs on the lower deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

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High school interns stand on the Bay Bridge.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

MTC is offering high school students around the Bay Area the opportunity to gain professional experience in transportation planning, engineering and related fields through its paid High School Summer Internship Program. The application deadline is March 25, 2018.

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A photo of the 511 logo and a business telephone.
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The latest expansion of the toll-free 511 traveler information service allows Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking drivers, carpoolers, and transit riders to access key services to help them on their commutes and other journeys throughout the nine-county Bay Area.

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Hands raised in the air.
Monday, February 5, 2018

MTC has released an online survey to get input from the public, partner agencies and others as the Commission prepares its next Public Participation Plan (PPP). The survey is available now through Feb. 23.