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Thank you to everyone who participated in this spring's Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses and the Virtual Open House. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), along with local agencies and your local elected officials, value your ideas. 

Public outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040 is in full swing this spring, with MTC and ABAG staging open houses in each of the nine Bay Area counties through May 28. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to two open houses on Wednesday, May 13, in San Francisco (7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco) and on Thursday, May 28, in San Rafael (5 p.m.

OAKLAND, CA—The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend any of five open houses to be held this Wednesday and Thursday in San Jose, San Mateo, Napa, Fairfield and Santa Rosa to learn about Plan Bay Area 2040, an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to a pair of open houses in Pleasanton (Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue) and in Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street) on Wednesday, Apr.

Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region’s future growth at a series of public open houses being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28. The discussion results and feedback will help inform the development of Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range integrated land-use and transportation plan. 

How do you describe your Bay Area community to others? If you could only offer three adjectives to describe what you like about your town or city, what would they be? We want to hear from you! Add your adjectives and join the discussion on our online Plan Bay Area Open Forum.

On February 7, 2015, middle and high school students from around the SF Bay region came together to discuss transportation issues; learn how their decisions can impact climate change; and share ways of encouraging others to walk, bike, take transit or carpool to school.

MTC’s Planning Committee on February 13 agreed to forward a Final Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) to the full Commission with a recommendation for approval. The Planning Committee met jointly with ABAG’s Administrative Committee, which also endorsed the document.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website, an interactive tool that Bay Area residents can use to track the region’s progress toward reaching key transportation, land use, environmental and economic policy goals.