Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Oakland, CA 94607


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101 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
United States of America

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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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MTC approves emergency transit operations funding plan

Nov. 17, 2023
The plan approves the principles informing the funding distribution, the funding distribution framework and regional accountability measures for funding from the Transit and Intercity...
Santa Clara VTA

MTC to allocate $375 million to Phase II of Santa Clara VTA's BART Extension Project

The Santa Clara VTA BART Extension Project began its venture in 2000 with approximately $1.2 billion to fund the first phase of the project.
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West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee relaunches Travel Training mobility program

Sept. 21, 2023
The program, which was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, helps people learn how to use the bus, ferry, BART, paratransit and local van services and puts special attention...
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Clipper Fare Payment System to roll out Next Generation model in August 2024

Sept. 19, 2023
The new system will serve as the backbone to provide many of the regional fare integration and accessibility features from the Bay Area Transit Transformation Action Plan.
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MTC’s Programming and Allocations Committee approves $379 million in Regional Measure 3 toll funding for eight transportation projects across the Bay Area

July 14, 2023
The RM 3 toll dollars play a key role in completing the funding plans for three dozen Bay Area projects, which often also rely on local, state and federal funds.
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MTC approves Clipper START pilot program extension through June 2025

July 7, 2023
Clipper START launched in July 2020 as a 36-month pilot program that offers discounts on public transit to qualifying Bay Area adults with low incomes.

MTC releases Survive & Thrive report Bay Area transit 

June 2, 2023
The report outlines steps that need to be taken over the next decade by MTC, Bay Area transit agencies and the state government to help the region’s transit network avert a near...

MTC approves recommendations for new state budget to provide operating funding for multiple years

May 1, 2023
MTC endorsed potential funding shifts and fee increases over five years, giving legislators $7.4 billion worth of options to address a statewide fiscal cliff estimated by the ...

MTC and BART propose increased budget for BART’s Office of the Inspector General

BART and MTC have identified $1.7 million in ongoing funding that would be added to the current budget of $1 million.
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Santa Clara VTA planning for four new BART Stations as part of BART Extension Project

As part of the long-term planning, a method called “modeling” is utilized to ensure the finished product ultimately will meet the mobility goals, provide equitable and accessible...

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Bay Area Rapid Transit
A global supply chain shortage of plastic cards means Bay Area transit providers are encouraging riders to add their Clipper cards to the phones.
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Supply chain woes: MTC, BART encourage adding Clipper card on mobile phones

Global supply chain issues have severely depleted inventory of plastic cards.

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MTC names Andrew Fremier executive director

Feb. 23, 2023
Fremier succeeds Therese McMillan, who retired Feb. 1 after four years as executive director and after a nearly four-decade career in public service that included a combined 29...
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MTC urging chairs of California’s budget committees to include funding commitment for transit agency operations

Jan. 23, 2023
MTC joined dozens of other California agencies as signatories on a letter to state leaders that reflects MTC's identification of state support for transit operations as the commission...
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Safety & Security

MTC hosts roundtable to gauge how safe Asian communities feel about using public transit

Jan. 19, 2023
The San Francisco event was the second in a series of roundtables around the country conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s work to advance equity and justice...
Fare Collection

Clipper BayPass pilot program to provide around 50,000 Bay Area residents free access to bus, rail and ferry services

Clipper BayPass is the first initiative to be implemented based on recommendations of the Regional Fare Coordination/Integration Study, an 18-month study led by MTC and BART that...
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MTC adopts Major Project Advancement Policy

Oct. 31, 2022
MAP sets out an investment framework for the next generation of Bay Area transportation projects, with a focus on transit.
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Therese McMillan will retire from MTC and ABAG on Jan. 31, 2023.

Executive director search has begun for MTA and ABAG

Oct. 28, 2022
MTC and ABAG have selected CPS HR Consulting to assist in the search following Therese McMillan's announcement in September that she would be retiring at the end of January 2023...

MTC-ABAG Executive Director Therese McMillan announces retirement

Sept. 21, 2022
MTC will provide details on the upcoming process for recruiting a new executive director as soon as they are available.
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Clipper® BayPass sets sail with unlimited transit access

Aug. 16, 2022
The pilot program will study the impact of pre-paid passes.
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Signage and Displays

New contract puts Bay Area transit agencies on track for common system of maps, signs, digital displays

July 11, 2022
The goal of the project is to design and deploy a fully harmonized suite of maps, signs and transit information in all Bay Area transit locations — from individual bus stops to...