Planning

One Bay Area Grants: call for projects begins in May
Funding
Mark Prado April 28, 2022
Picture of an intersection

Starting in May, county transportation agencies (CTAs) throughout the nine-county Bay Area will release calls for projects for local transportation projects as part of the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program.

Bay Area planners get assist from new TA Portal
MTC-ABAG
Mark Prado February 2, 2022
Bay Area

Think of it as a one-stop shop for Bay Area city and county agencies to access resources they need to address housing, environment, land use, resilience and transportation.

New members inaugurated to MTC’s Policy Advisory Council
MTC
Mark Prado January 13, 2022
council sitting at meeting with screen behind them.

The new term for the MTC Policy Advisory Council kicked off this week. The 27 members of the council will serve a four-year term through 2025 and advise commissioners on critical issues to move the Bay Area forward, with a particular focus on equity, sustainability, affordability, and accessibility for all.

Bay Area media looking at Plan Bay Area 2050
Policy
Mark Prado October 25, 2021
Plan Bay Area media

Bay Area media is dissecting Plan Bay Area 2050, a vision for policies and investments to make the nine-county region more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and economically vibrant, which was approved by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission last week.

ABAG, MTC adopt final Plan Bay Area 2050 and environmental impact report
Policy
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.

Representatives from three regional planning agencies pledge backing for ‘Megaregion Dozen’ projects
Transportation
Mark Prado October 8, 2021
Valley Link

For the first time, representatives of three regional planning agencies spanning major population centers from the Bay Area to the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills are pledging to advocate for a select list of interregional transportation projects known as the “Megaregion Dozen.”

MTC recruits for new Policy Advisory Council term Jimmy Moore July 20, 2021
council sitting at meeting with screen behind them.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission – the Bay Area's transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency – is recruiting Bay Area residents for its 27-member Policy Advisory Council.

Thursday: Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 comment session
Public Participation
Jimmy Moore July 20, 2021
cover of the pba report

A Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 release webinar is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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