News Releases

News Release
Thursday, June 17, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — With just two weeks to go before a toll increase on the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers that several important changes take effect July 1.

News Release
Thursday, June 17, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released for public review a draft plan to help people with limited proficiency in the English language access the agency’s essential public information and services.

News Release
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and major Bay Area transit operators today rechristened the region’s all-in-one, reloadable transit fare card as Clipper, replacing the TransLink® moniker in use since 2002.

News Release
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — Toll plaza changes designed to speed travel for carpoolers are coming this month to the Antioch and Richmond-San Rafael bridges.

News Release
Friday, May 28, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The constant hum of traffic near the Bay Bridge toll plaza will soon be punctuated by the rattling of jackhammers and the pounding of pile drivers as San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders begins construction next month on a new 22,600-square foot toll administration building in the

News Release
Thursday, May 20, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — Need transit or traffic information on the go? Several of 511.org’s most popular features are now accessible on an iPhone, BlackBerry or other smart phone with browsing capabilities.

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News Release
Thursday, May 13, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — With a toll increase on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned bridges going into effect on July 1, 2010, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has expanded its FasTrak® retail distribution network to make it easier than ever for motorists to enjoy a faster commute.

News Release
Monday, May 10, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m.

News Release
Friday, May 7, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — The state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee this week approved a plan by Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol to modify by July 1, 2010 the off-peak lane closure schedule and the enhanced enforcement program along the “S-curve” corridor on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay B

News Release
Thursday, May 6, 2010

OAKLAND, CA — With the number of air passengers traveling through the Bay Area expected to increase from 60 million to 100 million by 2035, planners are looking at ways of accommodating the demand without expanding runways.