News Releases

News Release
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — With only two days to go until Bike to Work Day, sponsors are predicting that hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents will ditch their cars and get to work on two wheels on Thursday, May 14 – the region’s 15th annual Bike to Work Day.

News Release
Friday, May 8, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today declared that the TransLink® smart card transit-fare payment program is “Revenue Ready” for the BART system.

News Release
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today adopted the Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area, which specifies how some $218 billion in anticipated federal, state and local transportation funds will be spent in the nine-county Bay Area during th

News Release
Thursday, March 26, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — High school students from throughout the Bay Area are invited to apply for summer jobs to receive paid work experience in the field of transportation through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s High School Internship Program.

News Release
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — In response to downwardly revised projections of the state and local revenues available for Bay Area transportation investment from 2010 through 2035, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today reviewed recommended changes in the 

News Release
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for a trio of North Bay roadway safety improvements, including $1 million to complete the financing package for the $2.5 million reconstruction of a section of McGary Road between Fair

News Release
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Contact: San Francisco Mayor's Office of Communications,
415-554-6131

News Release
Friday, February 27, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has completed an innovative $194 million purchase of general obligation bonds issued by the State of California through the Proposition 1B infrastructure bond measure approved by voters in 2006.

News Release
Thursday, February 26, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico today introduced Assembly Bill 744, which would authorize development of a comprehensive network of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on Bay Area freeways, allowing solo drivers the option to bypass congestion by paying a toll to use lane

News Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty today assumed the driver’s seat on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) after his fellow commissioners unanimously elected him as chair at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.