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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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‘Five Free Rides’ Incentive Program through June 30, 2019

The Bay Area Carpool Program is offering a new incentive to help reduce single drivers, emissions and congestion: Five Free Rides to all new Scoop and Waze Carpool riders in the nine-county Bay Area. Five Free Rides gives new Scoop … 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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