Bay Area Residents Invited to Shape Region’s Long-Range Plan

May 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) this spring are holding a series of nine open houses across the Bay Area, and invite residents to help craft Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and land-use strategy slated for adoption in the summer of 2017. The agencies seek residents’ help in prioritizing transportation investments and evaluating various scenarios developed by MTC and ABAG staff for how the Bay Area may look in 2040.


In The Media

Palo Alto seeks to reboot bike-bridge project

Palo Alto Online, 5-23-2016

Roadshow: Pro and con of LEDs, in San Jose streetlights and car headlights

San Jose Mercury News, 5-23-2016

Researchers stress role of subsidized housing in easing affordability crisis

Berkeley News, 5-23-2016

Transportation commission looks at 5-cents-a-gallon tax hike

Napa Valley Register, 5-23-2016

Roadshow: Should Pacheco Pass speed limit be lowered?

San Jose Mercury News, 5-22-2016

With State Transportation Funds Strained, Counties Ask Voters for Help

KQED News, 5-22-2016

ABAG wants full MTC merger; offers compromise

Daily Republic, 5-22-2016

Marin tilts in favor of gas tax for roads in poll by regional agency

Marin Independent Journal, 5-22-2016

Prop. C: a tool to help solve our housing crisis

San Francisco Chronicle, 5-22-2016

Close to Home: Measure AA comes with too much bureaucracy

Press Democrat, 5-22-2016


News Features

February Forum Jumpstarts Conversation on Housing Policy

February 2016

How do you begin to talk about housing affordability in a region with increasing wealth as well as areas of intractable poverty and skyrocketing costs of living? MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) teamed up to host a forum on this very topic, “Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Housing Affordability and Displacement Challenge,” at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Recap: Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge

February 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and MTC, which jointly sponsored the event, value your ideas. Materials, presentations and video from the housing forum can be found here.

Calling the Bay Area Home: Tackling the Affordable Housing and Displacement Challenge

January 2016

Bay Area housing and transportation policymakers, city planners, community and business leaders, housing developers and advocates are invited to attend a half-day event for a timely and important dialogue on the role that Bay Area local governments and regional agencies — as well as the state and federal government — can play in addressing skyrocketing housing costs and displacement of long-time residents.


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