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Apr 20, 2018, 09:00 ET Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Opens Today

Caltrans today will open a long-awaited third eastbound lane on Interstate 580 to accommodate peak period traffic from San Rafael to Richmond. The...


Apr 16, 2018, 16:43 ET Bay Area's Popular 511 Service Now Available on Amazon Alexa Devices

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this month added another new feature to the Bay Area's 511 traveler information system by...


Mar 23, 2018, 18:28 ET MTC Invites Comments on Draft Public Participation Plan

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


Mar 21, 2018, 17:37 ET "Bike Commuter of the Year" Nominations Now Open

Do you know someone who is committed to making every day "Bike to Work Day"? Someone who epitomizes the health, environmental, social and economic...


Mar 15, 2018, 13:22 ET What Does the Future Hold for the Bay Area?

What will the Bay Area look like in 2050? Looking ahead, what would you like to change about the Bay Area? What would you like to stay the same?...


Feb 28, 2018, 19:16 ET MTC Pledges $10 Million for New Fund To Preserve Affordable Housing

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today committed $10 million to establish a new revolving loan fund known as the Bay Area...


Feb 26, 2018, 09:00 ET Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Travel Alert: Ignore Arrows, Xs on Overhead Signs

Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 580 between Marin and Contra Costa counties are advised for the next several weeks to disregard the...


Feb 22, 2018, 17:45 ET Summer Transportation Jobs for High School Students: Now Accepting Applications for MTC Internship Program

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering high school students around the Bay Area the opportunity this summer to gain...


Feb 22, 2018, 13:54 ET Bay Area's Popular 511 Phone Service Now Providing Essential Resources in Cantonese and Mandarin

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the addition of Cantonese and Mandarin language options to the Bay Area's 511...


Feb 06, 2018, 14:48 ET MTC Invites Bay Area Residents to Shape Strategy for Expanding Public Involvement

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


Feb 02, 2018, 15:24 ET Sign Testing Begins Next Week For Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Project

In preparation for the opening of a third eastbound traffic lane on Interstate 580 between San Rafael and Richmond, the Metropolitan Transportation...


Jan 24, 2018, 16:12 ET Bay Area Voters to Decide On Comprehensive Traffic Relief Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) affiliate today approved a resolution to place on the June 5 ballot in...


Jan 22, 2018, 17:48 ET Regional Agencies Invite Public Comment As Planned U.S. 101 Upgrades on Peninsula Take Shape

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) today released proposed draft amendments to the...


Jan 11, 2018, 18:58 ET Ford GoBike Bike Share System Passes Growth Milestones

The Ford GoBike program surpassed a key milestone in late December, with more than 500,000 rides taken since launch in June 2017. In another...


Nov 29, 2017, 18:00 ET MTC Joins Successful 'Startup in Residence' Program, Seeks Innovators to Help Address Regional Challenges

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has been selected to participate in the successful Startup in Residence (STIR) program, which...


Oct 10, 2017, 22:39 ET Governor Signs Toll Bill, Puts Comprehensive Traffic Relief Plan on Bay Area Ballot

Governor Brown's action today to sign into law Senate Bill 595 clears the way for Bay Area voters to decide – potentially as early as next June –...


Oct 03, 2017, 14:17 ET New Bay Area Vital Signs: Emissions Fall Even as Economy Soars

As the Bay Area economy returned solidly to the black from 2010 to 2015 — with the number of jobs rising 18 percent and gross regional product...


Sep 26, 2017, 18:40 ET October 9 Debut Set for I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced that the carpool lanes on Interstate 680 between Walnut Creek and San Ramon will...


Sep 25, 2017, 18:27 ET Bay Area Pavement Quality Improves Slightly As Local Governments Await New Gas Tax Dollars

Bay Area cities and counties largely managed to prevent further deterioration of their local street and road networks in 2016. Data released today...


Sep 18, 2017, 17:36 ET Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Hits New Record

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing...


Sep 14, 2017, 18:24 ET State Legislature Approves Toll Bill, Gives Bay Area Voters Chance to Improve Commute Options

Bay Area voters will get a chance to take regional mobility issues into their own hands if Gov. Brown signs into law Senate Bill 595, which today...


Jul 31, 2017, 16:00 ET Bay Area's Popular 511 Phone Service Now Available in Spanish

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the addition of a fully-interactive Spanish language voice recognition and...


Jul 27, 2017, 18:53 ET Final Plan Bay Area 2040 and Environmental Impact Report Approved by Regional Agencies

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) last night adopted Plan Bay Area 2040 and its...


Jul 11, 2017, 16:55 ET Final Plan and Environmental Impact Report Released for Policymakers' Review

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) staff today released proposed revisions to the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Final Environmental...


Jun 09, 2017, 15:09 ET 2017 Bay Area Team Bike Challenge Logs More Than 295,285 Miles in One Month

However you think of Team Bike Challenge – a place for hardcore bike commuters to show what they're made of, a way to lessen the impact of...