Planning

Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 released; public invited to comment
MTC-ABAG
Jimmy Moore July 20, 2021
cover of the pba report

After three years of public discussion and technical work, The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 on Wednesday. Plan Bay Area 2050 is a long-range plan charting the course for the future of the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 is being released today for a public comment period that will run through 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

New Book Adds to Former MTC Staffer's Global Legacy
MTC
Mark Prado August 31, 2020
Hank Dittmar

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

Mayor of Bayville planning game proves popular
MTC-ABAG
Mark Prado December 19, 2019
Plan Bay Area 2050

New routes for bicycles and pedestrians, denser housing near transit stops, and more frequent and reliable train service were the top three strategies chosen by more than 3,100 people who played the Mayor of Bayville this fall as part of the development of Plan Bay Area 2050, a long-range transportation and housing plan that will help chart a course for the Bay Area’s future over the next 30 years.

MTC-ABAG holds inaugural governance meeting
MTC-ABAG
Mark Prado July 25, 2019
By Mark Prado
MTC-ABAG

A 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments obliged the agencies to begin discussions on whether the MTC and ABAG should restructure their governing boards to better serve the region and to make better use of the agencies’ consolidated staff.

Land Use

Reminder! Applications for Priority Development Area (PDA) Assistance Programs Due March 5

By Chirag Rabari
Rendering of Mission Blvd. Tree-lined roadway with pedestrian walkways.

Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are neighborhoods near transit and other amenities that city or county governments have identified and approved for future growth. PDAs are key to the "Focused Growth" strategy at the heart of Plan Bay Area 2040, the nine county region's long-range transportation and land use plan. Applications are due March 5, 2018 for three MTC PDA assistance programs (Planning, Technical Assistance, and Staffing) that will help local governments plan for and implement PDAs within their jurisdictions, and thereby help the region achieve its goals for the environment, economy Read More