Bay Area


Back to transit: MTC, Bay Area look to a post-pandemic future

This is the first in an ongoing series of posts on the return to transit as MTC and the region look to a post-pandemic Bay Area. COVID-19 dealt a punishing blow to Bay Area residents and businesses that only now shows signs of easing. As the light at the end of the long pandemic tunnel appears to be growing brighter, MTC is working to get the region back on its feet for what comes next. Similar challenges face transportation agencies across the country and around the world. Read More


Earthquake event Thursday, ABAG has tools to help

By Mark Prado

With the annual Shake Out event coming up Thursday, the Association of Bay Area Governments wants to help you prepare for an earthquake. An online tool from ABAG is available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor. Read More

Public Participation

Regional Agencies Seek Input on the Future of the Bay Area

Plan Bay Area 2050

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are inviting the Bay Area public to provide input on the newly released Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, a 30-year regional vision that seeks to create a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all. The Draft Blueprint is being released for a public comment period that will run through August 10, 2020. Read More

Video: Bay Area transit agencies focus on safety
Mark Prado June 17, 2020

Through a continuing collaboration with Bay Area transit agencies, MTC video journalist Mark Jones shows how transit riders and transit operators are looking out for one another's health and safety as shelter-in-place restrictions evolve.

Coronavirus crisis feeds photographer’s thoughts on adapting
Mark Prado March 19, 2020
By Karl Nielsen

We, like the slime mold ... I’m a full-time freelance photographer with a love of science and an odd obsession with slime mold, a 600 million-year-old, often overlooked, misunderstood and mischaracterized single-celled organism that undulates across rotting foliage in damp forests. For the last two years, I have wanted to create a time-lapse photo sequence of slime mold in a Petri dish as it forages, navigates obstacles and thrives despite challenges.