News Releases

News Release
Monday, August 31, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — When westbound motorists cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after the upcoming Labor Day weekend closure, some longtime fixtures in the toll plaza area will be conspicuous by their absence.

News Release
Thursday, August 13, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — Bay Area transportation officials are urging commuters to review their plans for getting to and from work in the wake of today’s announcement by a key BART union that its members will go out on strike beginning Monday, August 17.

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News Release
Monday, August 10, 2009

OAKLAND, CA  — The 511 Transit page at www.transit.511.org has been cited by Government Computer News as one of 10 great government Web sites nationwide for 2009.

News Release
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

OAKLAND, CA —  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's newly released Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area: Change in Motion, is now available for viewing online, along with other companion technical reports, at w

News Release
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — Officials from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today applauded the actions of numerous Bay Area communities that have been awarded voter-approved Proposition 1C housing bond funds from the California Department of H

News Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — With the possibility of BART trains coming to a halt as early as July 1 due to labor contracts that expire at midnight June 30, Bay Area transportation officials are urging commuters to review their contingency plans for getting to and from work.

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News Release
Friday, June 5, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today named Therese W. McMillan as its Deputy Administrator, the #2 job at FTA.

News Release
Thursday, May 28, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — With only three days left until the close of the month-long Team Bike Challenge, a half-dozen teams in the North Bay are pulling ahead of the pack and vying for the top honors in the annual Bay Area-wide competition to bicycle the most for commuting, shopping, erran

News Release
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — Those seeking a concrete measure of the recession’s impact on the Bay Area may need to look no further than the nearest freeway.

News Release
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — Optimal temperatures, fitness, the camaraderie of fellow cyclists and a desire to reduce the region’s carbon footprint brought out the highest ever number of cyclists – 204,000 – for the San Francisco Bay Area’s 15 th Bike to Work Day on May 14, 2009.