News and Stories

New Vista Point at Yerba Buena Island Offers Views and Amenities to Cyclists/Pedestrians
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Adapted from a San Francisco County Transportation Authority press release.

Daylight Saving Time Brings Changes to Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path Hours
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Adapted from a Caltrans release.

Caltrans has announced longer hours for the bicycle/pedestrian path on the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Tree Removal Marks Construction Start on Richmond-San Rafael Corridor Project
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Construction crews are set to begin work this week on the first of a series of MTC-sponsored projects to relieve traffic congestion in the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge corridor by establishing a thir

MTC Closes Funding Gap for Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

It’s full speed ahead for the Golden Gate Bridge suicide deterrent project, thanks to an infusion of $40 million approved by MTC today.

Bay Bridge Wreath Returns to Mark Holiday Season
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Keeping with a great tradition started nearly eighty years ago, Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) workers a

Public Invited to Learn More as Construction Begins On Richmond-San Rafael Corridor Projects
News Release
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Caltrans, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) invite the public to a pair of open hous

Third Eastbound Lane for Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Clears Key Hurdle
News Release
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The planned addition of a third eastbound lane to Interstate 580 across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and other improvements along the nearly six-mile corridor reached a key milestone this month a

High-Tech Intervention Aims to Smooth I-80 Traffic Flow
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Updated 8/2/16: Beginning Tuesday August 2, lights on 43 eastbound and westbound meter ramps will activate in the I-80 SMART Corridor from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for California’s Road Charge Pilot
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Friday, January 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – California is actively seeking 5,000 volunteers to take part in a free study that could shape the way drivers are charged for road usage.  Called for by the Legislature in 2014, th

Wreath Returns to Bring Holiday Cheer To Bay Bridge Travelers
News Release
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Caltrans and Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) crews this week completed their annual installation of a festive holiday wreath above the Bay Bridge’s westbound Yerba Buena Island Tunnel


Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvements June 26, 2017
TRAFFIC ADVISORY RSR_26 June 2017 FINAL.pdf (54.21 KB)
I-680 Express Lanes Customer Update June 2017
I-680 Express Lanes Customer Update June 2017.pdf (1.03 MB)
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvements June 19, 2017
Traffic Advisory I-580 Access Improvements June 5, 2017
I-680 Express Lanes Customer Update May 2017
2017_May14_Customer Update_Final.pdf (153.12 KB)


MTC 2016 Awards: Dr. Brian Maroney
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brian Maroney, who serves as Caltrans’ chief bridge engineer, is this year’s recipient of the Greta Ericson Distinguished Service Award.

Bay Bridge Joint Replacement (West Span)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Since October, early morning commuters on the Bay Bridge have been dealing with lane closures so Caltrans can replace expansion joints which have been in place since 1936.

TRIP Report Documents California's Road Condition Crisis
Friday, September 12, 2014

National researchers, Caltrans and regional authorities are sounding the alarm about California’s streets and roads.

Bay Bridge Ramps to Yerba Buena Island & Treasure Island
Friday, August 15, 2014

Videographer Mark Jones reports from the scene below the Bay Bridge, where the San Francisco Transportation County Transportation Authority is constructing westbound on- and off-ramps that will con