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Sep 26, 2012, 16:42 ET

Clipper® and San Francisco Bay Ferry Celebrate Expanded Clipper Service with Free "Coffee, Cookies and Clipper" Events

 Clipper, the all-in-one transit card accepted on all major Bay Area transit systems, is expanding service to the Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco...

Sep 11, 2012, 14:20 ET

MTC and 511 Release 2012 Edition of Getting There on Transit Guide

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and its 511 Traveler Information Service have released the 2012 edition of the Getting There on...

Aug 28, 2012, 13:42 ET

MTC Issues Statement on Regional Headquarters Purchase

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today issued the following statement following the release of the California State Auditor's...

Aug 20, 2012, 19:28 ET

$3 Acquisition Fee for New Adult Clipper® Cards Takes Effect Sept. 1

Beginning September 1, 2012, new Adult Clipper cards will cost $3. As an incentive for customers to try automatically reloading their Clipper...

Aug 16, 2012, 09:00 ET

MTC Signs on to Effort to Upgrade U.S. Air Traffic Control System

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today announced that it is joining an important nationwide initiative called the National Alliance...

Aug 14, 2012, 17:09 ET

Kids Planning Back-to-School Transportation Can Only Get VTA Monthly Youth Pass on Clipper®

 With school just around the corner, Clipper® is encouraging Santa Clara County students to get a free Clipper Youth card in order to...

Aug 02, 2012, 19:11 ET

New Oakland Clipper® Customer Service Center Serves East Bay Customers

Clipper customers in the East Bay now have a more convenient option to access in-person customer service for the regional transit fare-payment...

Jul 13, 2012, 18:09 ET

Regional Transportation Agency to Add Two Board Members

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is set to expand next year to 21 members from the current 19 after Gov. Brown today signed...

Jul 05, 2012, 19:50 ET

Public Invited to Weigh In on Proposed Transportation Improvements

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will hold a public hearing July 11, 2012, to receive public testimony on the Draft 2013...

Jun 29, 2012, 18:35 ET

Clipper® Card to Incorporate New Bay Area Transit Fare Increases

A number of Bay Area transit systems will be adjusting fares and fare policies this summer, and the Clipper® regional fare payment system is...

Jun 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

 The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations...

May 23, 2012, 14:16 ET

Travelers Encouraged to Use 511 During Dumbarton Bridge Closure

Travelers affected by the closure of the Dumbarton Bridge this Memorial Day weekend can plan ahead by using the tools and services offered by 511....

May 22, 2012, 14:55 ET

Bay Area Airport Committee Recommends More Flights For Oakland, San Jose

A new report by the Regional Airport Planning Committee (RAPC) shows San Francisco International Airport (SFO) continuing to attract new airline...

May 18, 2012, 20:35 ET

Bay Area Agencies Approve Preferred Land Use Scenario and Transportation Investment Strategy

At a packed joint meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), officials...

May 14, 2012, 17:36 ET

Regional Agencies to Vote on Plan Bay Area Preferred Land Use Scenario and Transportation Investment Strategy

Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) will vote on the Plan Bay Area...

May 08, 2012, 20:21 ET

MTC, BATA Issue Statement on Regional Headquarters Purchase

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today issued the following statement regarding the...

May 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with...

Apr 24, 2012, 15:27 ET

511 To Provide Transportation Options And Detours During Doyle Drive Closure

The Bay Area's 511 traveler information service is the one-stop source for news about transportation alternatives and detours during this weekend's...

Apr 24, 2012, 10:00 ET

MTC Seeks to Add Missing Voices to Advisory Body

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission – the Bay Area's transportation planning and financing agency – is recruiting interested Bay...

Apr 23, 2012, 13:25 ET

Innovative New "BikeMobile" Fix-it Service Launches as Part of Alameda County's Safe Routes to Schools Program

On April 24, 2012, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) with partner...

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