San Francisco Bay Area

MTC adopts landmark policy to promote housing, commercial development near transit stations

Transit-oriented development

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Wednesday adopted a new Transit-Oriented Communities Policy designed to boost the overall housing supply and increase residential densities in transit-rich areas throughout the Bay Area; spur more commercial development near transit hubs served by multiple agencies; promote bus transit, walking, biking and shared mobility in transit-rich areas; and foster partnerships to create transit-oriented communities where people of all income levels, racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages and ability levels can live, work and thrive. Read More

Transportation

MTC efforts to improve Bay Area transit continue

Muni bus

About one year after the Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Task Force convened by MTC adopted a 27-goal Transformation Action Plan, some efforts have made substantial progress, while others are moving more slowly. This was the assessment made by Seamless Bay Area in a report card they issued on Bay Area efforts to improve and connect transit agencies to make services more convenient and appealing to riders. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story on the report card noting various aspects of the effort. Read More

Transportation

Bay Area getting millions in transportation infrastructure dollars

Interstate 680

The California Transportation Commission has allocated more than $3 billion to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than $930 million of the total funding. Dozens of Bay Area projects were funded in the allocations made last week. Read More