Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Kick Off This Week in Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties

Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Kick Off This Week in Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to a pair of open houses in Richmond (East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street) and in San Jose (The Tech Museum, 201 South Market Street) on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. The meetings in Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties are the first two open houses in a series to be held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning May 26 and continuing through June 14. For more information about upcoming meeting times, dates and locations in all nine counties, please visit the Plan Bay Area website: www.PlanBayArea.org.

Bay Area residents who attend these open houses will have the opportunity to view displays and offer comments on long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks, house the region's projected population, improve public health, maintain the region's transportation infrastructure, and preserve open space, among others. Displays also will feature the schedule and key milestones for the plan update. Planners have prepared several alternative scenarios for what the Bay Area could look like in 2040, and are seeking the public's help in selecting desired features among these alternatives, and in prioritizing transportation investments.

MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG is the Council of Governments and official regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns, and nine counties of the Bay Area.