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Expanded Antioch BART Parking Now Open

Avoiding Highway 4 traffic is easier than ever with the opening of 850 additional parking spaces at BART’s popular Antioch Station. The new lot is BART’s latest effort to welcome riders back and to encourage East Contra Costa County residents to take BART instead of driving.

Riders at all stations can now pay the daily fee or reserve single day or multi-day parking through the official BART app. The process to purchase monthly parking or join the wait list has also moved to the official BART app. There is no longer a wait list for monthly parking at Antioch.

The parking expansion and access improvement project included:

  • Construction of 850 fee parking stalls
  • Dedicated ADA accessible sidewalk to the Antioch Station
  • Improved passenger pick-up/drop-off and bus lane circulation
  • Improved wayfinding for pedestrians, cyclists, transit passengers, and drivers
  • Construction of a multi-use pedestrian/bicycle path along Slatten Ranch Road between Hillcrest Road and the station.

For more details about station improvements at Antioch BART station, read the article at BART.gov.

Tolls on Bay Area Bridges Will Increase on January 1, 2022

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers that tolls at the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges will go up by $1 on Jan. 1, 2022. Regular tolls for two-axle cars and trucks (as well as for motorcycles) at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay, Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges will rise to $7 from the current $6 on Jan. 1, 2022.

Tolls for vehicles with three or more axles also will rise by $1 on Jan. 1, 2022, at all seven of the state-owned toll bridges: to $17 for three axles, $22 for four-axles, $27 for five axles, $32 for six axles, and $37 for combinations with seven or more axles.

Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore Named for Rep. Ellen Tauscher

During the week of November 15, the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel was named for Ellen O’Kane Tauscher, a former Congresswoman for California.

For more about the Caldecott Tunnel, visit our information page.

Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore 8th Anniversary

On this day in 2013, the Fourth Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel had its official opening. At the time of the groundbreaking on January 22, 2010, the Fourth Bore had the distinction of being the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Stimulus project in the nation, in terms of dollars allocated. Since the ribbon cutting in 2013, the Fourth Bore has improved mobility for motorists and emergency crews, reduced delays and improved travel times, eliminated the need for daily tunnel reversals and lane merges, and enhanced safety of the traveling public and Caltrans maintenance workers.

To celebrate the Caldecott Tunnel’s anniversary, here are some facts and figures about the project, as well as some photos. For more about the Fourth Bore, visit the CCTA website.