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Transportation

Friday Video: Ribbon-Cutting for Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

The opening of a third eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is a major milestone in a long-awaited project to relieve rush-hour traffic that backs up into San Rafael every night.

As seen in the above video, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening brought out a host of dignitaries last week, including MTC’s Commissioners Damon Connelly (Marin County Supervisor), Amy Rein Worth (Mayor of Orinda), and Federal Glover (Contra Costa Supervisor). Also in attendance were former MTC Commissioner and Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, Assembly Member Marc Levine, Mayor of Richmond Tom Butt, and Caltrans District 4 Chief Deputy Director Dan McElhinney. 

Read more about the project in this blog post or the I-580 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Projects page on the MTC website. The new traffic lane is just the beginning of expected improvements along this very busy corridor. Read More

Transportation

Third Eastbound Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Opens Today

Cross Section of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (Looking West) Showing Proposed Improvements
Peter Beeler
Diagram showing (in orange) the new third lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to accommodate peak-period traffic in the eastbound Interstate 580 direction.

Caltrans today will open a long-awaited third eastbound lane on Interstate 580 to accommodate peak period traffic from San Rafael to Richmond. The opening of the lane marks a major milestone in the multi-year, $53 million project to convert the right shoulder to carry afternoon traffic from Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Rafael to a newly-expanded Richmond Parkway/Point Richmond exit in Richmond.  Read More

Projects

Friday Video: Progress on the Marin-Sonoma Narrows Despite a Spring Storm

Though this week’s atmospheric river-fueled storm may delay its opening by a few days, the new alignment on southbound U.S. Highway 101 at the Marin-Sonoma Narrows will soon bring major traffic flow improvements and future flood relief to this bottleneck area. Check out a new video from MTC’s Mark Jones to see the project in action and hear experts from Caltrans and the Transportation Authority of Marin talk about the higher, dryer, wider highway.  Read More

Meetings

3/28 Meeting Previews: BATA, MTC and CASA Technical Committee

The interior of the Bay area Metro Center Board Room is shown, seen from behind three rows of chairs facing the front of the room. The room is empty.

Three meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center. Some highlights include a a proposed amendment to Plan Bay Area 2040 and the amended 2017 TIP (attachment), priorities for Round 3 of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (attachment), funds for the North-South Greenway Project and the SMART Multi-Use Pathway in Marin County (attachment), decision-making tools and Work Group Action Plans from CASA (attachment), and much more.

Continue reading on to find links to all meeting agendas, meeting packets and key background materials. Tune in to the meetings live on Wednesday morning at https://mtc.ca.gov/whats-happening/meetings/live-webcasts. Read More

Meetings

Preview of 3/7 Meetings: BATA Oversight Committee, MTC Administration Committee, MTC Programming and Allocations Committee

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

Three committees will be meeting on Wednesday, March 7, at the Bay Area Metro Center, starting at 9:30 a.m. The BATA Oversight Committee and MTC Administration Committee meetings will be brief approvals of consent calendars and contract amendments. 

At the MTC Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, the Commission will vote to approve recommended priorities for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (a statewide program funded by Cap and Trade proceeds); allocation of $1.4 million in Regional Measure 2 (RM2) funds to the Transportation Authority of Marin for the North-South Greenway Project; and reservation of $3 million of RM2 funds for the SMART Multi-Use Pathway in San Rafael.

Tune in to the meetings live once they are underway here. Read More