Bay Area Toll Authority (Calif.)

Meetings

Preview of 2/28 Meetings: BATA and MTC

The interior of the board meeting room at the Bay Area Metro Center.
Noah Berger

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 Area Preservation Pilot (BAPP) Fund, and State Transit Assistance funds. View the full agenda here. Tune in to the meetings live once they are underway here. Read More

MTC

Preview of 2/14 BATA and MTC Meetings

The exterior entrance of the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.
Noah Berger

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 California Transportation Commission, and more!

Continue reading on to see more from the agendas and find links to all meeting materials. As always, you can tune in live on MTC's website once meetings are underway. Read More

MTC

Meeting Wrap-Up, 1/24: BATA Approves Regional Measure 3 for June Ballot; MTC Approves New Transportation Program Guidelines; CASA Reviews Housing Strategy Framework

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Noah Berger

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. Read more about the measure and the vote on MTC’s website or in the newsWatch a recording of the full BATA meeting here, or download the agenda. Read More

Transportation

Congestion Relief On the Way for Richmond Bridge Eastbound Traffic

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.

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