MTC, ABAG leaders applaud passage of new infrastructure bill

A $4.5 billion set-aside to fund bridge repair projects across California will enable Bay Area cities and counties to compete for funds to upgrade bridges along local streets and roads as part of a new infrastructure bill.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Alfredo Pedroza and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Executive Board President Jesse Arreguín are lauding Congress for its passage Friday of the nearly $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, noting that the funding package will help implement many of the 35 strategies included in Plan Bay Area 2050, the long-term regional plan for transportation, housing, the environment and the economy adopted last month by both agencies. Read More

ABAG, MTC adopt final Plan Bay Area 2050 and environmental impact report
Mark Prado October 22, 2021
Plan Bay Area 2050 released

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Thursday evening adopted Plan Bay Area 2050 and its associated Environmental Impact Report. The unanimous votes by both boards cap a nearly four-year process during which more than 20,000 Bay Area residents contributed to the development of the new plan.

New MTC-ABAG report charts course for tackling Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis
Mark Prado February 25, 2021
outdoor apartment complex

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) issued a detailed new report Thursday, entitled Momentum for Lasting Solutions, to serve as a roadmap for private investors as well as federal, state and local governments to combine forces in a comprehensive regional effort to deliver housing affordability throughout the nine-county Bay Area.

Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint: Outreach Recap
Public Participation
Mark Prado September 1, 2020
Plan Bay Area 2050

Thousands of Bay Area residents chimed in during the second round of Plan Bay Area 2050 outreach, conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of those comments is available on the Plan Bay Area website.

Estuary Partnership project highlighted in Earth Day coverage
Mark Prado April 23, 2020
By Mark Prado
Green spine

A San Francisco Estuary Partnership project aimed at reducing the amount of polluted water draining into San Francisco Bay was highlighted by an NBC Bay report on Earth Day.

MTC, ABAG respond to COVID-19 emergency
Mark Prado March 24, 2020

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) have made several important but temporary operational changes in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and the continuing public health emergency.

New bill would help San Francisco Estuary Partnership’s resiliency efforts
Mark Prado July 29, 2019
By Tommy Alexander

The Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, a bipartisan bill which would reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP), was introduced last week by U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ).