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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.

The national advocacy group Transportation for America has released a new guidebook for metropolitan transportation planning that hails the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)’s use of comprehensive performance measures to guide planning and investment decisions as a model for other metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) around the country.

Two updated transportation funding proposals to bolster the region’s aging public transit network and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be considered for referral to the full Commission by MTC’s Programming and Allocations Committee on December 11th.  The proposals have been updated to reflect public comments received since their release last month.

MTC on November 7 released a Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan for public review. Comments are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015.

MTC is updating its Public Participation Plan (PPP). Share your ideas via Plan Bay Area Open Forum on how best to involve Bay Area residents in key planning and funding allocation decisions, including

MTC staff and commissioners past and present are mourning the loss of John F. Foran, the former California legislator known as the “Father of MTC,” whose legacy lives on through the agency he created. He died last Thursday in his San Francisco home at the age of 84, after battling cancer.