Preview of 4/13 Meetings

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The Bay Area Metro Center will host one joint MTC-ABAG committee meeting and two MTC standing committee meetings this Friday morning, starting at 10:00:

Joint MTC Planning Committee with the ABAG Administrative Committee

MTC Operations Committee

MTC Legislation Committee

Here are some highlights of agenda items for the meetings. Stream them live via the Live Webcasts page on the MTC website.

The MTC Planning Committee oversees the agency’s planning studies and programs and recommends revisions to our regional transportation plan, while the ABAG Administrative Committee acts for the ABAG Executive Board in a month when the Board does not meet, in addition to submitting reports and recommendations. At Friday’s joint meeting, staff will present an update on the latest draft of MTC’s Public Participation Plan to these two committees. Staff will also present an overview of outreach events that were held in March in support of the Horizon initiative, a new planning effort underway that is meant to explore the pressing issues and possible challenges Bay Area residents may face through 2050. Based on the input heard from Bay Area residents at these outreach events, planners have crafted four preliminary Guiding Principles, which identify regional aspirations over the next three decades and will be used to guide the Horizon process. Staff will ask for feedback from committee members on the preliminary Guiding Principles.

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Funding for Priority Development Areas (PDAs) is also on the agenda for Friday’s meeting. PDAs are areas within existing communities that local city or county governments have approved for future growth, and they are typically accessible by transit and located near job centers, shopping districts and other services. Committee members will vote on approval of $9.8 million in grants for PDA planning, staffing, technical assistance and implementation.

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The Operations Committee oversees MTC’s transportation management and operations programs, including Clipper®, 511 and the Freeway Service Patrol. Friday’s committee meeting will be a brief discussion of various contract amendments.

The Legislation Committee recommends MTC legislative policy, represents the Commission in the legislative process, and oversees the Commission’s public information and public participation programs. The committee will recommend Commission action on three State Senate bills at Friday’s meeting: SB 1119 (Newman): Low Carbon Transit Operations Program; SB 957 (Lara): High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes- Clean Air Vehicle Access for Low-Income Registered Owners; and SB 1014 (Skinner): Electric Vehicle Target for Transportation Network Companies.

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