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. Read More
A Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 release webinar is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Read More
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.
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
Santa Clara County residents and Sonoma County County residents will be able to voice their views in separate Wednesday sessions 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. Read More
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.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has developed a handy-dandy map that shows San Francisco residents what's happening on their streets. Read More
The construction of any new travel route across San Francisco Bay would have a transformative effect on the Bay Area, reshaping both the region’s transportation network and its broader growth pattern. Read More
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.
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