Transportation

Transportation

Scott Haggerty Named Transportation Foundation's Person of the Year

The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) this week named MTC Chair Scott Haggerty as its Person of the Year, recognizing the longtime Alameda County Supervisor during its 31st annual Transportation Awards presentation. Haggerty's nomination for the award was jointly sponsored by MTC and the Alameda County Transportation Commission, for which Haggerty served as Chair from 2013 to 2016. Read More

MTC Chair Urges Passage of Huge Infrastructure Bill Mark Prado July 1, 2020
Congress

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Scott Haggerty today commended the U.S. House of Representative’s infrastructure bill — the $1.5 trillion “Moving Forward Act” (H.R. 2) — which is on the House floor for consideration this week, with voting expected as early as today or Thursday.

Video: Bay Area transit agencies focus on safety
Transportation
Mark Prado June 17, 2020

Through a continuing collaboration with Bay Area transit agencies, MTC video journalist Mark Jones shows how transit riders and transit operators are looking out for one another's health and safety as shelter-in-place restrictions evolve.

Environment

Coronavirus crisis feeds photographer’s thoughts on adapting

By Karl Nielsen
Coronavirus

We, like the slime mold ... I’m a full-time freelance photographer with a love of science and an odd obsession with slime mold, a 600 million-year-old, often overlooked, misunderstood and mischaracterized single-celled organism that undulates across rotting foliage in damp forests. For the last two years, I have wanted to create a time-lapse photo sequence of slime mold in a Petri dish as it forages, navigates obstacles and thrives despite challenges. Read More

Bay Bridge empties amid coronavirus order
Transportation
Mark Prado March 18, 2020
By Mark Prado
Bay Bridge

The normally bustling Bay Bridge was virtually empty this week as a shelter in place order was issued for most of the Bay Area.

Urban transportation trends for 2020
Transportation
Mark Prado February 5, 2020
By Mark Prado
Transportation

Intelligent Transport has a piece on transportation trends for the coming year.

Feature: High school student sees transportation in future
Transportation
Mark Prado January 3, 2020
Rail and Sail: Bay Area residents offered North Bay train-to-ferry deals
Transportation
Mark Prado January 2, 2020
By Mark Prado
Rail to Sail

With the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains now connecting to Golden Gate Ferries in Larkspur, the two transportation agencies are seeking to attract more off-peak riders.