Eastbound traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will soon have an extra lane open to traffic during peak rush-hour congestion. Overhead signs will direct you to the third lane if it's available. Most of the time the shoulder will be set aside for emergency use, but when traffic toward Richmond is heavily congested, officials will use the shoulder lane to keep cars moving. MTC's Mark Jones gets more details from the project inspector, Josh Burmann, in the above video. Read More
Bay Area Toll Authority (Calif.)
Five meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center. Here are links to the full agendas and meeting packets: Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee MTC Administration Committee MTC Programming and Allocations Committee MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity & Access Subcommittee Policy Advisory Council Read on for highlights from the agendas and info on how to tune in live.
The Bay Area Toll Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are scheduled to meet starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. The BATA meeting will be brief, with a Chair’s Report and approval of a consent calendar. View the agenda here. The MTC meeting will consist of presentations from the Legislation, Planning, and Programming and Allocations Committees. Topics on the agenda include Proposition 69, MTC’s Draft Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, MTC’s Goods Movement Investment Strategy, the Bay
Five meetings are scheduled for this Wednesday, February 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee, the MTC Administration Committee, the MTC Programming & Allocations Committee, the MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity & Access Subcommittee, and the MTC Policy Advisory Council. Highlights include: the Bay Area Preservation Pilot, a proposed new policy for State Transit Assistance population-based funds, Regional Measure 2, the Transportation Improvement Program, the Regional Means-Based Fare Proposal Update, recent meetings of the
Five meetings were held at the Bay Area Metro Center on Wednesday, January 24. The highlight of the morning was the Bay Area Toll Authority meeting, where the Commission unanimously approved a resolution to place Regional Measure 3 on the June 5 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties. If approved by a combined majority of all voters, a sweeping $4.45 billion package of congestion relief projects would be financed by a $1 increase in tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges beginning Jan. 1, 2019, followed by a $1 increase in January 2022 and another $1 increase in January 2025
The final two piers of the old Bay Bridge East Span were demolished on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017, 81 years after the bridge’s grand opening. In the above video, MTC’s Mark Jones joins Caltrans bridge crews to document the stupendous early-morning implosion.