Category Archives: Transportation

Recruiting Bay Area High School Students: Apply Now for Paid MTC Summer Internship

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering high school students around the Bay Area the opportunity to gain professional experience in transportation planning, engineering and related fields through its 2019 High School Internship Program. The internship program, now celebrating its … Continue reading

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Now that you’re paying more to cross Bay Area bridges where is the money going

Bay Area voters approved RM3 in June 2018 authorizing a regional bridge toll increase on the seven state-owned bridges in the Bay Area. The three dollar increase will take place over a six-year period where the first increase will take … Continue reading

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Orange and White: The Colors of (Express Lane) Construction Season

  Just as orange poppies and trees with bursts of white blossoms herald the advent of spring in the Bay Area, the sudden appearance of orange fencing and white K-rails signals the start of improvements along the region’s freeways; and … Continue reading

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Tolls on Seven Bay Area Bridges to Rise in 2019

First of Three Voter-Approved Increases Takes Effect Jan. 1, 2019; Toll Funds to Be Put in Escrow Account Pending Resolution of Lawsuits. With three weeks to go before the start of a new year, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) … Continue reading

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Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Levels Off, But Delays Are Still at Record Highs

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Contact: Randy Rentschler, John Goodwin, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing traffic-related delays leveling off in 2017 after four consecutive years of worsening … Continue reading

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Clipper Update Wins Commission Approval

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) at its Sept. 26 meeting approved a $461 million contract with Cubic Transportation Services Inc. to design, develop and operate a comprehensive update to the Bay Area’s Clipper transit-fare payment system, which handles payment for … Continue reading

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The Pothole Report: Bay Area Roads At Risk

Building on the foundation established by MTC’s original 2000 Pothole Report and then by a 2011 update, this report includes both a primer on the cost and life cycle of pavement and a comprehensive look at the current state of … Continue reading

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