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Richmond Bridge third lane proposal inches forward

A proposal to add a third lane to ease congestion on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is moving forward, albeit as slowly as the traffic on northbound 101 at rush hour.

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Jerry Brown Seeks More Electric Cars in California

Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed several bills to help build the market for electric cars in his state, two days ahead of speaking alongside world leaders at the United Nations this week for a summit meeting on climate change.

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The registration deadline for the new, mandatory Commuter Benefits Program is rapidly approaching: Sept. 30!

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MTC's Public Participation Plan

September 19, 2014

MTC is updating its Public Participation Plan (PPP) and encourages the public to attend a workshop:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
(across from the Lake Merritt BART Station)

Share your ideas on how best to involve Bay Area residents in key planning and funding allocation decisions, including

Can’t attend this workshop? MTC will be launching an online comment forum. Check back soon on our Get Involved page for more information!


State and federal law requires MTC to adopt a participation plan to provide interested residents with opportunities to be involved in the transportation planning process. MTC’s current Public Participation Plan (PPP) was adopted in 2010 and informs interested residents on how to engage in the range of MTC’s decisions relating to planning and funding allocations. Included in the updated PPP will be information highlighting planning and decision milestones, along with public engagement opportunities, for Plan Bay Area — the region’s long-range transportation and land-use blueprint that MTC adopts with the Association of Bay Area Governments.

MTC and ABAG anticipate an extensive outreach effort with local governments (cities, counties, congestion management agencies, and transit agencies) and the public as part of the process of developing the update to Plan Bay Area. In addition to a partnership among local governments, nonprofit and other organizations will have the opportunity to weigh in on issues and policies to be included in the updated Plan.

Draft Public Participation Plan Schedule

Updating the PPP can be viewed as a key first step to making the Plan Bay Area process transparent and accessible. Key dates leading up to adoption of the Draft PPP are listed below.


Regional Advisory Working Group discussion, 9:30 a.m.


Public Workshop, 6:30 p.m.


Release Draft PPP for 45-day public comment period


MTC Legislation Committee: presentation and discussion on Draft PPP


Close of 45-day public comment period


MTC Legislation Committee: Present summary of comments and any recommended changes (if significant changes, release for second 45-day comment period)


Final MTC action on Draft PPP (or March 2015 if second comment period is needed)