Bridges

Happy 85th to the Bay Bridge
Transportation
Mark Prado November 12, 2021
Bay Bridge under construction circa 1935.

November marks the 85th anniversary of the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The span opened Nov. 12, 1936, six months before the Golden Gate Bridge.

Happy 84th Anniversary, Bay Bridge
Transportation
Mark Prado November 12, 2020
Bay Bridge

This week marks the 84th anniversary of the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The span opened Nov. 12, 1936, six months before the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge Crossings on the Rise During Pandemic
Transportation
Mark Prado August 21, 2020
Biking

Newly released data indicate the popularity of the pedestrian and bicycle paths on five of the Bay Area’s state-owned toll bridges since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge joint replacement project: 29 down, two to go
Transportation
Mark Prado July 5, 2019
By Mark Prado
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority say construction crews have now replaced 29 of the 31 upper deck joints on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Forget Bridge Cash? All Electronic Tolls Analyzed
Transportation
Mark Prado November 13, 2018
Photo by Mark Prado

Faster commutes, fewer accidents and reduced emissions are some of the benefits of all-electronic tolling, now being discussed by officials with the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA).

Transportation

"Why Do Bridges Fail?" Plus A Regional Good New Story

By Chirag Rabari
A bridge under construction

The collapse earlier this month of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University (FIU) was shocking and upsetting for many reasons: six people lost their lives, the bridge had been intended to increase pedestrian safety, and there's a possibility that warning signs went unheeded. But beyond the tragedy and fall-out, it also raises several questions: Why? What makes a bridge collapse? And what are conditions like for our bridges here in the Bay Area? Continue reading on to find out more. Read More

Projects

Honors, Awards and Deals of the Year - Oh My! 2017 in Review

By Chirag Rabari
Atrium at the Bay Area Metro Center

As the year winds to a close, it's a good time to take stock of all the things we are grateful for. Here at the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), there is an across-the-board commitment to hard work and excellence at both the staff and leadership level. We are thankful for all of the following honors and awards bestowed on us in 2017 by peers and professional organizations. Read More