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Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

07/25/2014

Construction on the Central Subway Tunnel in San Francisco. (Photo by Anna Duckworth)

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

The purchase of new BART cars, planning for new Muni Metro light rail vehicles and Caltrain electrification could be held up if Congress doesn’t reauthorize federal transportation funding by next week.

07/21/2014

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Caltrans: State’s Roads In Best Shape Since 2001

Bay Area drivers may complain about potholes and bumpy rides, but the Metropolitan Transportation Commission says that local roads are in fair condition.

04/03/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

Transit Agencies Lay Out Plans In Case Of 2nd BART Strike

With less than three days until the cooling-off period expires, BART management and union leaders continued negotiations Tuesday. Meanwhile, transit agencies are firming up contingency plans if a second strike is called.

10/08/2013

A parking control officer issues a ticket in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

About The Bay: SF Charity Work Earns Parking Ticket

A parking ticket on the windshield is not a welcome sight for any driver. But when the driver is making her way across San Francisco performing charitable acts a parking ticket can really sting.

09/30/2013

AC Transit Bus Stop

AC Transit Sees More Riders After Route Changes

Ridership on AC Transit’s two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.

09/20/2013

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BART Prepares For Strike, May Use Managers To Keep Trains Running

With both sides remaining far apart in the BART labor dispute, the transit agency is looking at managers to operate some trains if a strike occurs.

09/13/2013

Bicyclists and pedestrians head westbound along the new Bay Bridge bike path. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Cycling Advocates Push For Bay Bridge Bike Path Extension

Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.

09/05/2013

Rideshare Diamond Lane

MTC Offers Gift Cards To Casual Carpool Drivers In San Francisco

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will be handing out gift cards to those who pick up casual carpoolers, if there’s a BART strike on Monday.

08/01/2013

The proposed Transbay Tower, which would be the tallest building in San Francisco (Transbay Transit Center)

Cost To Build SF Transit Center Rises By $300M

Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, said that money earmarked for future projects will be used to pay for the increase.

07/25/2013

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