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2010-10-27 19:53:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of toll-free commuting, and plenty of weekend trips to San Francisco. That's how Oakland resident Helen Simmons figures she will use the $1,000 in free tolls she received this week from the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in appreciation for opening the 1 millionth FasTrak® electronic toll collection account in the nine-county region. The FasTrak system has been in operation on Bay Area toll bridges since 2000. Simmons, who...

2010-10-21 15:44:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will present a total of 11 "Excellence in Motion" awards during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, to honor people, projects and organizations for exceptional contributions to Bay Area transportation. The ceremony is preceded by a reception at 8:30 a.m., with the awards presentation by MTC Commissioners beginning at 9 a.m. The 2010 program...

2010-05-28 18:43:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The constant hum of traffic near the Bay Bridge toll plaza will soon be punctuated by the rattling of jackhammers and the pounding of pile drivers as San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders begins construction next month on a new 22,600-square foot toll administration building in the parking lot directly east of the existing toll administration facility. At the same time, San Leandro-based Sausal Corp. will begin work nearby on a new 10,600-square...

2010-05-10 15:25:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The second of two public workshops will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caltrans building at 111 Grand Avenue in Oakland (nearest BART station: 19th Street/Oakland) to engage the community as we consider design concepts for a new bayside park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with site information on display. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. "We encourage...

2010-05-07 18:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee this week approved a plan by Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol to modify by July 1, 2010 the off-peak lane closure schedule and the enhanced enforcement program along the "S-curve" corridor on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The Committee also established a $660,000 contingency fund to reinstitute lane closures and enhanced enforcement if necessary at any time during the remainder of...

2010-02-23 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2010-02-17 19:28:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A public workshop will be held Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium at 101 Eighth Street (corner of Oak Street) in downtown Oakland to engage the community in forming a vision for a park that will provide a memorable gateway to Oakland and the East Bay. All are welcome to attend. More than 10 years ago, State, city and regional agencies identified a unique opportunity to both create a park at the...

2009-12-10 15:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The four traffic lanes at the far right-hand side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, until 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, to accommodate the installation of new tolling equipment. The closure affects bus lanes and lanes used by motorists traveling from northbound Interstate 880 - including those who make use of the FasTrak®-only lane. (For an aerial view of the affected...

2009-11-16 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) has added a fourth public hearing to receive public testimony on options for a proposed toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. The newly scheduled public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in San Francisco at the downtown campus of San Francisco State University, 835 Market Street, Room 609. Additional public hearings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the...

2009-11-02 18:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will host the first of three public hearings at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street in Oakland, to receive public testimony on three options for a proposed toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. Additional public hearings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the City Council Chambers of San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue,...