Category Archives: Highways

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements – July 2018

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is spearheading a pair of projects to improve mobility along the Interstate 580 corridor between Richmond and San Rafael. To reduce congestion on eastbound I-580, BATA and its partners converted the right shoulder to … Continue reading

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Interstate 680 / State Route 4 Interchange Improvements

A recent headline announced that the California Transportation Commission approved $34 million in funding for upgrades to the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange. Concord Assemblymen Tim Grayson was active in securing this funding. Because of the size of the … Continue reading

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I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes Variable Toll Messaging Sign Update – February 2018

Notice Drivers on the I-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes may see asterisks and a letter (e.g., ****B) or blank spaces on variable toll messaging signs (VTMS). This may occur intermittently and should not last long. Not all signs in the … Continue reading

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Vital Signs Data Release: Fatalities and Injuries From Crashes on the Rise

Vital Signs, the Bay Area’s comprehensive performance monitoring website, has released the latest data for road fatalities and injuries from roadway crashes, with the data showing a sharp upward trend. There were 455 fatalities and 2,089 injuries from crashes in … Continue reading

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Automated Carpooling Program Expanded in Contra Costa

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has announced an expanded partnership with Scoop Technologies. CCTA will utilize its transportation demand management program known as 511 Contra Costa to provide additional carpool incentives to Scoop drivers who carpool from or within … Continue reading

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I-680 Southbound Express Lanes – Fall 2017 Update

In early Spring of 2018, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and project partners will begin construction on 11 miles of express lanes on southbound I-680 from Marina Vista Avenue in  Martinez to Rudgear Road in Walnut Creek. Express lanes … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority approves the 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan

On September 20, 2017, the Authority approved the 2017 Contra Costa Countywide Transportation Plan (2017 CTP). The CTP is one of the Authority’s key planning tools, designed to “Support efforts to develop and maintain an ongoing planning process with the … Continue reading

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