News Releases

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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.

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toll plaza
Monday, June 29, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) this afternoon issued the following statement on the ruling issued earlier today by the state Court of Appeal in which the Court affirmed 2019 findings by the Superior Court for the City and County of San Fran

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Regional Agencies, Local Governments Take New Steps to Solve Bay Area Housing Problems
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in partnership with cities and counties, are stepping up collaborative efforts to meet the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges by preserving existing housing units, preventing the

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Express Lane
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In light of steadily rising traffic volumes on Bay Area freeways as shelter-in-place restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, the region’s three Express Lane operators — the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Metr

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task force
Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released a framework for creation of a 30-member Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force to guide the future of th

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Toll plaza at Bay Bridge
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In light of the steep drop in vehicle traffic across the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges due to state and local shelter-in-place mandates during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today voted to suspend weekday congestion pricing.