Category Archives: Transportation

Contra Costa Transportation Authority East County Integrated Transit Study

Why study transit, and why now? East County’s population is growing! East County’s population has grown by over 100,000 people in the past decade. There has also been a surge in super-commuters – people whose commute is more than 90 … Continue reading

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Simple One-Time Toll Payments with FasTrak

With cash toll collection at the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTC and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) invite drivers who have received a toll notice to use the toll payment … Continue reading

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Tri Delta Transit Announces Participation in Nationwide Public Transportation Industry “Health and Safety Commitments” Program

Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (Tri Delta Transit) announced Wednesday that it has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments” Program, the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems are taking necessary … Continue reading

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Final Environmental Impact Report Released for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Project

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, has prepared and released the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Valley Rail Sacramento Extension Project. As you may recall, the Valley … Continue reading

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Crafting a Blueprint for the Bay Area’s Future

The Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint is a 30-year regional vision that seeks to create a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all. How exactly will it do this? This accessible, informative video breaks down … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toyota Research Institute Partners with GoMentum Station to Expand Closed Course Testing

      Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has signed an agreement with GoMentum Station to test autonomous vehicle technology at the 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), this … Continue reading

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Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan

Please join us for a community workshop to discuss proposed priority bicycle improvements for the Bay Area! Share your ideas on local priorities. Caltrans is developing the District 4 Bicycle Plan to improve bicycling on and across the State-owned transportation … Continue reading

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