The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, which carries more than 16 million motorists each year, will be completely shut down to automobile traffic for two weekends next month. Read More
Motorists looking to cross the Bay this weekend will have to find an option other than the Dumbarton Bridge, as the span will be shuttered for three days for much-needed seismic rehabilitation work.
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the bridge, which is part of state Highway 84, will be closed to all automobile traffic while crews replace a joint on the eastern segment, a move that will improve the seismic integrity of the structure. Read More
The agency in charge of overseeing seven Bay Area bridges is poised to receive a payout worth more than $600,000 as part of a settlement with JPMorgan Chase over faulty lending practices.The Bay Area Toll Authority, which is responsible for all regional spans except the Golden Gate Bridge, is scheduled to vote to accept a $604,757 settlement Wednesday. The payout is part of a $92 million settlement agreed upon by JPMorgan Chase and 25 states. Read More
The first design options for a long-discussed bike path on the Bay Bridge’s western span will be released today, although bridge officials said there is no funding identified for the project, which will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More
With their free rides now gone, carpoolers are becoming a rarer sight on the Bay Bridge.
The number of trips made by carpooling vehicles has shrunk by 26 percent since a $2.50 toll was introduced on the Bay Bridge in 2010, ending the longtime policy that allowed cars with three or more passengers to cross for free.
Click on the photo at right to see changes in traffic since the toll was introduced. Read More
A new set of guidelines to increase privacy and transparency standards for FasTrak users is likely to become official later this week. Read More
The scarred pavements, chain-link fences and construction vehicles that accompanied a half-decade of construction on the Bay Bridge could soon be replaced by green grass, barking dogs and idling park patrons.
From 2003 to 2009, the sound of work crews was a constant in the South of Market area due to the $471 million undertaking to retrofit the western approach to the Bay Bridge.
To help compensate local residents for the inconvenience, $4 mill Read More
While the Bay Bridge has made all sorts of headlines during the past few days, motorists and commuters will get a chance to sound off on an entirely different story next Wednesday—a proposal to raise tolls on the span. Read More