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Metropolitan Transportation Commission


“The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) was created by the California Legislature in 1970 to plan the transportation network for the nine Bay Area counties.As the Bay Area grew, MTC’s responsibilities increased, until today MTC is three agencies in one with a wide range of duties and a shared mission: to keep the Bay Area moving. In addition to its original charge to plan, finance and coordinate Bay Area transportation, MTC, as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), administers the toll revenue for the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges and is directing a multi-billion dollar program to protect them against earthquakes. As the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE), MTC oversees a regionwide network of freeway call boxes and roving tow trucks.The three agencies are directed by MTC’s 19-member policy board. To help achieve its mission, MTC is aided by its Policy Advisory Council and by a coalition of federal, state, regional and local agencies that are responsible for transportation and environmental quality in the Bay Area.MTC has spearheaded a number of innovative customer-service programs for Bay Area travelers, including the telephone- and Web-based 511 traveler information service, the new Clipper® transit fare smart card, and the FasTrak® electronic toll collection system.MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are currently in the process of developing Plan Bay Area, the region’s long-range effort to better integrate transportation investments with land uses to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Contact Information

101 8th St.
Oakland CA 94607

Phone: (510)817-5700


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