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Mar 30, 2015, 13:32 ET
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New Data on MTC Website Identifies Trends Affecting Bay Area Land and People

Did you know that the Bay Area outpaced every one of the other Top 10 U.S. metro areas except Houston for job growth from 2010 through 2013? Or...

Mar 26, 2015, 18:47 ET
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Jake Mackenzie Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission rounded out its leadership team on Wednesday by unanimously electing Rohnert Park Councilmember...

Mar 24, 2015, 12:04 ET
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Bay Area's Bike to Work Day Turns 21 on May 14

 How did you celebrate turning 21? Visions of parties, toasts and more coming to mind? In the Bay Area, Bike to Work Day will celebrate its...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:11 ET
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Dave Cortese Elected Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese took over the reins of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today after...

Feb 12, 2015, 17:24 ET
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Applications Open for Paid High School Summer Internships

First-time jobs can be hard to come by, so getting a paid summer internship and gaining experience while still in high school is a real score. High...

Feb 11, 2015, 18:56 ET
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Fresh Faces Join MTC as New Four-Year Term Begins

 The governing Commission of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) started a new four-year term this week and welcomed three new or...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:00 ET
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New Website Lets Residents Monitor Bay Area's Vital Signs

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website (vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov), an interactive...

Jan 21, 2015, 13:07 ET
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Public Invited to Weigh In on Express Lane Plans For I-880 and Dumbarton, San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Approaches

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Caltrans invite the public to a pair of open houses in Hayward on Thursday, Jan. 29 and...

Jan 15, 2015, 16:55 ET
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MTC Seeks to Fill Vacancies on Advisory Body

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

Jan 12, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Deadline Nears to Help Plan the Future of Clipper

. . .Where would you like to use Clipper, and how would you like to use it? That's what the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and...

Jan 09, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Vital Signs Initiative Revives "Top 10" Congestion List

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released its first comprehensive report on Bay Area freeway congestion since 2009,...

Dec 18, 2014, 18:43 ET
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Award-Winning YES Conference Returns to the San Francisco Bay Area

Middle- and high-school students from across the region will gather to take action on environmental sustainability issues at the second Youth for...

Dec 01, 2014, 20:10 ET
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Help Plan the Future of Clipper

 Where would you like to use Clipper, and how would you like to use it? That's what the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay...

Nov 10, 2014, 14:47 ET
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MTC Invites Comments on Public Participation Plan

 How can we get more people involved in transportation policies and investment choices? What are the best ways to encourage Bay Area residents...

Nov 03, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Clipper® Expands to Napa and Solano Counties

 Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on nine Bay Area transit systems, today expands its network of...

Oct 30, 2014, 17:19 ET
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FasTrak® Customer Service Center to Close for Weekend System Upgrade

 The FasTrak Customer Service Center will close this weekend for an upgrade to its customer account system. During the upgrade process, the...

Oct 28, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Stubborn Mediocrity Marks Local Streets and Roads

The quality of the pavement on the Bay Area's nearly 43,000 lane-miles of local streets and roads is stuck in "fair" condition, with the...

Oct 24, 2014, 13:48 ET
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Walnut Creek to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event

Visitors to the Walnut Creek Farmers' Market on Sunday, Oct. 26, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars on North Locust...

Oct 24, 2014, 13:21 ET
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San Jose, VivaFest to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event

Visitors to VivaFest's Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars at Saint...

Oct 21, 2014, 18:04 ET
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Assemblymember Jim Frazier Joins Bay Area BikeMobile in Antioch

 On Thursday, October 23, the Antioch High School Bike Club (ABC) and Street Smarts 511 will host Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley)...