OAKLAND (KCBS) — The Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee approved $5.6 million to coordinate transportation, operations and public safety for the new Bay Bridge opening celebration to be held over Labor Day Weekend. The plan now goes to the entire Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) board for approval.
At Wednesday’s meeting it became apparent that millions of dollars in toll funds would be used to pay for what is shaping up to be a well-attended and expensive affair.
“We’re late trying to raise private funds. I think, in a perfect world, we may have had this recommendation to you six months ago. But it was important that we worked through the governor’s office to get them comfortable,” said Randy Rentschler with the MTC.