Goods Movement

MTC-ABAG

New Online Resources from the MTC-ABAG Library

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What's new with bike sharing, housing development fees and high speed rail? Settle in for some in-depth reading on these and other topics of interest to regional government. Housing, transportation, the environment and the latest MTC publications are all included in this month's library link round-up. Read More

Funding

MTC Adopts 10-Year Investment Strategy for Goods Movement

Goods Movement

The MTC Commission today adopted an investment strategy for goods movement which will direct $3.8 billion over 10 years to 20 different projects in the Bay Area, with a particular focus on Interstate Corridors and the Port of Oakland in Alameda County. 

Currently, almost $1 trillion in freight flows to, from or through Northern California every year and these flows are projected to double by 2040. The goods movement sector is crucial to the success of many other related industries and is a key component of the region’s economic strategy for increasing access to living-wage jobs that have low educational barriers to entry.

MTC and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) adopted a Goods Movement Plan in 2016. The Goods Movement Investment Strategy will be a key component of implementing the plan and will confer many benefits for the region, including:  

1. Deliver projects that can improve mobility and economic vitality. The strategy will help implement projects and programs crucial to achieving Plan Bay Area 2040’s performance targets.

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Meetings

Preview of 2/28 Meetings: BATA and MTC

The interior of the board meeting room at the Bay Area Metro Center.
Noah Berger

The Bay Area Toll Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are scheduled to meet starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco.

The BATA meeting will be brief, with a Chair’s Report and approval of a consent calendar. View the agenda here.

The MTC meeting will consist of presentations from the Legislation, Planning, and Programming and Allocations Committees. Topics on the agenda include Proposition 69, MTC’s Draft Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, MTC’s Goods Movement Investment Strategy, the Bay Area Preservation Pilot (BAPP) Fund, and State Transit Assistance funds. View the full agenda here. Tune in to the meetings live once they are underway here. Read More

MTC-ABAG

Preview of 2/9 Meetings: Joint MTC Planning & ABAG Administrative, MTC Operations, MTC Legislation

The board room of the Bay Area Metro Center.

Three meetings are scheduled for this Friday, February 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Joint MTC Planning Committee with the ABAG Administrative Committee, the MTC Operations Committee, and the MTC Legislation Committee. 

Highlights include: an overview of an ambitious new joint agency project called Futures, an update of MTC’s Draft Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan, a report on MTC’s Goods Movement Investment Strategy, an update on efforts to improve traffic operations systems in the I-880 corridor, a discussion of the imminent Regional Measure 3 ballot pamphlet, and an overview of key elements of Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal.

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