New Book Adds to Former MTC Staffer's Global Legacy

Hank Dittmar
Hank Dittmar. City of Santa Monica photo.

Former MTC staff member Hank Dittmar's DIY City: The Collective Power of Small Actions, posthumously published this summer by Island Press, reinforces Dittmar's influence on the fields of transportation, urban planning and global sustainability by sounding a note of caution about grandiose design schemes and emphasizing instead the big impacts that can be made by smaller adjustments to the urban fabric Read More


Steve Heminger's exit interview

Steve Heminger
Steve Heminger

During his last week on the job, Steve Heminger agreed to sit down with MTC’s Legislation and Public Affairs staff to reflect on his accomplishments, offer insights, and speak to the future of regionalism. Following is an edited interview Read More


MTC Now Accepting Applications for College Summer Internship Program

Six people, two men and four women, stand on steps.
MTC's college interns from 1982.

Do you know a college or graduate student looking for a paid internship in the Bay Area this summer? Are they interested in work that is intimately connected to the nine-county Bay Area’s transportation system, housing, jobs, environment and economy? Well, look no further—MTC is offering paid college internships in San Francisco starting as early as June 2018. Read More


Friday News Round-Up: YES Conference, Bay Area Preservation Pilot Fund, 511 Now Available in Cantonese and Mandarin

Here's a quick round-up of the latest happenings at MTC:

  • Youth Environmental Activism Shines at 2018 YES Conference — Students from all over the Bay Area gathered for the Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference on February 24, in Oakland. Take a look at some of the highlights via this video from MTC's Mark Jones and this photo gallery.
  • MTC Pledges Millions to Preserve Affordable Housing — MTC committed $10 million to establish a new revolving loan fund known as the Bay Area Preservation Pilot Fund to help nonprofit developers finance the acquisition and preservation of existing multifamily housing properties that are located in areas with high-frequency transit service and are considered affordable for lower- and moderate-income renters.
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MTC Now Accepting Applications for High School Summer Internship Program

MTC High School Summer Internship Class of 2017
MTC's High School Internship Program Closing Forum, 2017

Are you a Bay Area high school student interested in transportation? Apply now to join MTC's High School Summer Internship Program!

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering high school students around the Bay Area the opportunity this summer to gain professional experience in transportation planning, engineering and related fields through its High School Summer Internship Program. Now celebrating its 18th year, the internship program is now accepting applications for 34 paid summer jobs with a variety of public transit agencies, city planning departments and public works agencies throughout the region. Internships are available in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. A list of internship opportunities and the online application instructions are available at:

Students can choose to work either full- or part-time, up to 250 hours, from June 26 to August 31, 2018, and will earn $15 per hour, with their wages paid by MTC.

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Preview of 2/14 BATA and MTC Meetings

The exterior entrance of the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.
Noah Berger

Five meetings are scheduled for this Wednesday, February 14, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee, the MTC Administration Committee, the MTC Programming & Allocations Committee, the MTC Policy Advisory Council Equity & Access Subcommittee, and the MTC Policy Advisory Council.

Highlights include: the Bay Area Preservation Pilot, a proposed new policy for State Transit Assistance population-based funds, Regional Measure 2, the Transportation Improvement Program, the Regional Means-Based Fare Proposal Update, recent meetings of the California Transportation Commission, and more!

Continue reading on to see more from the agendas and find links to all meeting materials. As always, you can tune in live on MTC's website once meetings are underway. Read More