News Releases

News Release
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Lifeline Transportation Program, children in West Oakland are now riding a free shuttle to the library.

News Release
Friday, November 2, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — As part of the agencies’ continuing effort to improve traffic flow in the region’s toll bridge corridors, Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) next week will be making several changes to the FasTrak® operations at the Bay Bridge toll plaza. Beginning Tuesday, Nov.

News Release
Thursday, October 25, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) are making two key changes to the westbound Interstate 580 approach to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza as part of the agencies’ continuing effort to improve traffic flow in the region’s toll bridge corridors.

News Release
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Bay Area on the Move, a summit of local leaders that combines the Association of Bay Area Governments’ General Assembly with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s development of a new long-range regional transportation plan, will preview major decisions expected to g

News Release
Monday, October 15, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Transit ridership rose by 23 percent over baseline levels on the two Spare the Air days of 2007, Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30, the highest increase in ridership since free transit was offered as part of the Spare the Air campaign in 2004.

News Release
Monday, October 15, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday, October 16, at 10:30 a.m. PDT to participate in the first demonstration of new parking technology that charges based on demand and signals available parking spots.

News Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Bay Area officials are inviting input and ideas from the public on how to address current and future congestion at the region’s three major airports at a workshop on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph P.

News Release
Monday, September 3, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — The Labor Day Weekend closure of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge will end at 6 p.m. this evening, with the span reopening 11 hours ahead of schedule.

News Release
Friday, August 31, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — After being closed for seismic safety work over the Labor Day weekend, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday morning with a fresh, new look at its eastern end.

News Release
Friday, August 31, 2007

OAKLAND, CA — Transit ridership climbed above normal levels again on Aug. 30, the second Spare the Air day of 2007. Thousands of additional passengers returned to ride transit free all day on Bay Area buses and light rail, and until 1 p.m. on BART, Caltrain, the ACE train and Bay Area ferries.