Category Archives: Transportation

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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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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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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