Category Archives: Transportation

Contra Costa Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan

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Virtual Open Houses for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Draft EIR

On March 31, 2020, SJRRC announced that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Project (Project) was published for a 45-day public review period per CEQA Guidelines Section 15087. In accordance with social distancing guidance … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2050 Launches

The future will be here before we know it, and Plan Bay Area 2050 is a roadmap to help the Bay Area prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the nine-county Bay Area’s long-range plan that … Continue reading

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New ACE Saturday Service begins September 7th

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511 Traveler Information Service Adds Emergency Text Alerts

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today announced the newest addition to its award-winning 511 SF Bay service with the launch of a text-based mass notification feature for travelers in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Known as 511 Emergency Alerts, … Continue reading

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SchoolPool with TriDelta Transit

SchoolPool is a program that encourages students in grades 6-12 to use public transit instead of a car to get to and from school. The Central and East Contra Costa County SchoolPool program offers complimentary introductory County Connection or Tri Delta … Continue reading

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Kirker Pass Road Truck Lanes –Northbound

At their meeting on Tuesday, February 26, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors awarded a $14,153,763 contract to Granite Rock Company to construct the Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane project. Earlier in the month the Contra Costa … 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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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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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 integrating two of the most popular 511 features — traffic conditions and real-time transit departure times — with Amazon’s virtual … Continue reading

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What is Regional Measure 3 (RM 3)

Regional Measure 3 (RM3) is a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.The measure is a plan to build major roadway and public transit improvements via an increase in bridge tolls on … Continue reading

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Commute Options

From MTC No matter where a person lives, commuting can be a challenge. And no matter the location in the Bay Area, residents have different options for getting from home to work. Some commuters walk or ride their bikes to … Continue reading

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How long is it taking us to travel to work?

From MTC Except for individuals who work at home, over 3.7 million Bay Area workers must find a way to travel to their jobs each workday. Their choice of transportation mode, departure time, trip origin and destination all play key … Continue reading

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Caltrans District 4 Bike Plan – Now Available

The Caltrans District 4 Bike Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area is now available. This Plan – the first of its kind in the State – builds on the California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Toward an Active California, … Continue reading

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OBAG 2 County Program to Provide $386 Million for 180 Projects Across the Region

Approximately $386 million in federal funds are set to go to 180 transportation projects in 95 jurisdictions across all nine Bay Area Counties through the One Bay Area Grant 2 (OBAG 2) County Program. OBAG 2, which also has a … Continue reading

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Help Us Plan for the Future of the Bay Area!

What should the San Francisco Bay Area of the future look like? Thinking about the year 2050, what would you like to see change about the Bay Area? What would you like to see stay the same? MTC and the … Continue reading

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Lyft Furthers its Development of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology With Gomentum Station Partnership

Lyft and GoMentum Station announced a partnership to test Lyft’s self-driving vehicles at GoMentum Station’s 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), GoMentum Station provides Lyft with a convenient … Continue reading

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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 all nine Bay Area counties a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects known as Regional Measure … Continue reading

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The Final Implosion of the Old Bay Bridge East Span

Monday, November 13, 2017 Caltrans has finished its demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span a year ahead of schedule, and 10 million dollars below budget, with a stupendous final implosion of the final two piers. Our Mark Jones … Continue reading

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