Randy Rentschler

Transportation Officials Approve $450,000 Contract To Study Electronic Tolling For All Bay Area BridgesThe Bay Bridge, along with six other state-owned bridges, may move to all-electronic tolling—just like the Golden Gate Bridge has for the past two years—as a decision to move ahead with study will be made on Wednesday.
Funds Diverted From Other Caltrans Projects To Make Up For New Bay Bridge Span DeficitThe new Bay Bridge eastern span will likely end up at least $35 million in the red, and officials are shifting money from other completed Caltrans bridge projects to make up the difference.
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.
Transit Agencies Lay Out Plans In Case Of 2nd BART StrikeWith 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.
Bay Bridge Officials Hopeful About Fix For Broken BoltsWithin the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.
Toll Authority Committee Approves $5.6M For New Bay Bridge Celebration$5.6 million was approved to be spent on the new Bay Bridge celebration to be held over Labor Day Weekend, but now final approval goes before the full MTC board.
Toll Money Likely To Fund Much Of New Bay Bridge CelebrationBay Area transit planners want to use public money for the estimated $5.6 million opening ceremony of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge over Labor Day weekend.
MTC Votes Down Free Bus Passes For Low-Income Youth In an 8-7 vote, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission decided not to fund free bus passes for low-income youth.
Motorcyclists to Pay Bridge Tolls