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H O R I Z O N
Monday, March 11, 2019

MTC and ABAG planners invite members of the public to share their visions for the future and their policy priorities for the Bay Area at a series of public workshops, as part of the agencies’ Horizon initiative to develop a long-term transportation and land-use strategy.

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Express Lane
Monday, March 11, 2019

To accommodate installation of new sign structures for the ongoing 880 Express Lanes project, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission — in partnership with Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol — later this month will conduct full closures of all southbound lanes on Interstate 880 in Hayw

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Scott Haggerty and Alfredo Pedroza
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty took over the helm of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Wednesday after Commissioners unanimously elected him chair for the two-year term running through February 2021.

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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Friday, February 22, 2019

Caltrans and BATA today announced that contractors already working on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to replace the upper-deck joint that failed Feb. 7 will remain on site for the next several months to replace 31 more joints on the upper deck of the 63-year-old span. 

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Bay Area
Monday, February 4, 2019
Regional Agencies are inviting Bay Area youth to picture the future through the first ever Art on the Horizon: Youth Confronting Climate Change photo and video contest.
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Carpool
Friday, February 1, 2019

The Bay Area Carpool Program is offering a new incentive to help reduce single drivers, emissions and congestion: Five Free Rides to all new Scoop and Waze Carpool riders in the nine-county Bay Area.

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Vanpool
Thursday, January 24, 2019

For drivers frustrated with a long, grueling commute, it’s never been a better time to look into vanpooling, thanks to the new Bay Area Vanpool Program, which provides direct subsidies to both new and existing vanpools.  A $9.5 million commitment approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commis

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Portrait of Therese W. McMillan with a gray background
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today named Therese Watkins McMillan as its new executive director. This position also serves as the top executive for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

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Apartment building under construction
Friday, January 18, 2019

The ABAG Executive Board at its January 2019 meeting voted to authorize Board President David Rabbitt to sign on to the CASA Compact. This action followed MTC's vote at its December 2018 meeting to authorize Commission Chair Jake Mackenzie to sign on to the Compact.

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New Bus/Carpool Lane Opens On West Grand Avenue Approach to Bay Bridge
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Caltrans and the City of Oakland early this morning completed work on the addition of a dedicated bus and carpool lane to the West Grand Avenue approach to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.