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West County Transit Study

Is getting around West County getting harder? Is traffic on I-80 at every hour of the day getting you down? If you’re interested in providing input to the design of public transportation that works for you, join staff and other citizens at a community workshop to help shape the future of transit in West County. […]

If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), visit San Francisco the weekend of November 23 & 24 for an Experience Electric event, where you can test drive EVs from a variety of manufacturers for free. The test-drive weekend is part of a series of Experience Electric events put together by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission […]

The wait is over! Clipper is now accepted on County Connection, WestCAT, Wheels (LAVTA) and Tri Delta Transit buses. Here is some information to help you get started using Clipper: How to Get a Clipper Card: If you don’t already have a Clipper card, you can order one by phone, visit, or purchase one at transit agency ticket offices […]

Construction of a portion of the Bay Area Express Lanes on I-680 (between Walnut Creek and San Ramon) has begun and is scheduled to last approximately 15 months. Construction includes installation of variable message signs and overhead toll readers, concrete foundations for overhead freeway sign structures, and laying conduit and fiber optic communications cables for […]

Plan Bay Area 2040

Give feedback to help shape the future of Contra Costa County and the Bay Area at an MTC Plan Bay Area Open House – Wednesday, April 29! Plan Bay Area is a roadmap to help Bay Area cities and counties adapt to the challenges of future population growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to view displays and […]

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Plans are underway to build a separated bike/pedestrian path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of a four-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) pilot project, the shoulders on the upper and lower decks of the bridge will be converted to a bike/pedestrian path and a traffic lane, respectively. The bike/pedestrian path […]

RIchmond Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Path

Plans are underway to build a separated bike/pedestrian path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of a four-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) pilot project, the shoulders on the upper and lower decks of the bridge will be converted to a bike/pedestrian path and a traffic lane, respectively. The bike/pedestrian path […]

In late January, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unveiled their new Vital Signs website. Drawing from over 20 years of data, the website offers interactive, customizable charts and graphs on various aspects of transportation in the Bay Area. According to the MTC, the idea behind the project is to allow Bay Area residents, “to track the […]

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering opportunities for Bay Area high school students to get hands-on experience in the transportation field through paid summer internships. They are currently accepting applications for positions in 9 Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa. This year 511 Contra Costa is proud to offer two internship opportunities as part […]

In November, it was announced that Metropolitan Transportation Commission Photographer Karl Nielsen’s photograph of the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore breakthrough won grand prize in AASHTO’s Faces of Transportation competition. The photo took grand prize amongst 126 entries across three categories. The breakthrough occurred in November of 2011 when the east and west sides of the […]


Look for this next time you’re in a downtown San Francisco BART station. Screen grab via MTC The Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently installed new information centers including street maps, schedules, transfer info, and large LCD screens with real-time departures on sidewalls at the Civic Center, Montgomery, and Embarcadero BART stations in San Francisco. The sleek, highly-visible updated […]

Berkeley Bike Lane

With S.B. 1339 passed, are you more likely to pedal as part of your commute? Photo credit:  Carrie Cizauskas In September 2012, Governor Brown passed into law S.B. 1339 – legislation that allows the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to implement a region-wide Bay Area commuter policy benefiting employees who […]

Roger Matoba’s of Pleasant Hill was honored by MTC for operating a commuter vanpool for 29 years.  Roger proudly named his vanpool vehicle after the Japanese word Ichivan, meaning Number One.  Departing from Pleasant Hill early each morning, Roger drove over 100 varpoolers to/from work in San Francisco for nearly three decades. It is estimated […]

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and 511 Traveler Information Service just released the 2012 edition of the Getting There on Transit guide. The free publication features detailed maps of dozens of transit systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, highlighting more than 250 popular destinations with public transit directions to reach them. New content added in this edition: […]

For decades, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) has provided a lifeline to Bay Area motorists by installing and maintaining a nine-county call box system. While the boxes have become a visual reminder of safety on the freeways, their use has continued to decline since the advent and popularity […]

Do you know a person, project or organization that is improving the way people get around the Bay Area each day? Nominate the person, project or organization for an MTC “Excellence in Motion” Award. Consider nominating: Innovative activities that promote more efficient use of the transportation network or transit services. Someone who has made a […]

This Week’s Headlines in Transportation and Transit Upcoming Events & Meetings Mon. 9/20 – Fri. 10/1: Free rides for commuters btwn Dublin/Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill BART stations Weds. 9/29: Public outreach meeting in Pleasant Hill for citywide bicycle and pedestrian master plan Thurs. 9/30: Last day to enter Spare the Air Commuter Chronicles Contest Sat. 10/23: […]

The July 1st toll changes on all state-owned Bay Area bridges will affect almost all motorists, including carpoolers and motorcyclists. Find out how your commute will be affected by reading our FAQ. If you have a question that isn’t answered, please leave a comment below. 1. What are the new tolls for regular/single commuters during […]

It’s official: TransLink becomes Clipper today. The all-in-one transit card is currently accepted on Muni, BART, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit & Ferry, Caltrain and the Dumbarton Express, according to MTC. For information on the card’s availability and distribution, read the MTC news release below.

Local News Weekend track closures between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill BART stations; free bus services to be provided March 26-28 and May 28-30 El Cerrito encourages community participation in identifying area traffic concerns – meetings on March 25 & 31st 511CC gets kudos for use of social media to deliver information and foster environmental […]

The Northern California Chapter of  the Association for Commuter Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is hosting a  free conference “SB375 and AB32: Now What? TOD + TDM” on February 24, 2009.  Event is full but live video streaming and the presentations are provided here. A sell-out crowd attended the Northern California ACT Conference on […]