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. The event brought together some 300 Bay Area residents, social justice advocates, developers, local elected officials, and regional transportation and land use planning agencies, and featured compelling personal accounts from Bay Area residents at risk of losing their homes due to sky-high rents and lack of affordable housing options.


In The Media

One-third ponder leaving Bay Area amid costs, congestion

San Francisco Chronicle, 5-2-2016

@Caltrain Sucks': New Frontiers in Transit Agency Social Media

San Francisco Chronicle, 5-2-2016

Roadshow: Parking fines are birthday bummer on trip to San Francisco

San Jose Mercury News, 5-2-2016

Full Speed Ahead on Gilroy Transit

Gilroy Dispatch, 5-2-2016

Roadshow: Sharrows mean bikes and cars have to share lane

San Jose Mercury News, 5-1-2016

Uber settles suit by blind passengers, allows guide dogs to ride

San Francisco Chronicle, 5-1-2016

Highway 121 repairs could cost $5.5 million

Napa Valley Register, 5-1-2016

Editorial: Marin IJ Editorial: Despite delays, barrier needs to move forward

Marin Independent Journal, 5-1-2016

Western Railway Museum showcases Solano County’s historic version of BART

Daily Republic, 5-1-2016

Measure AA seeks parcel tax to restore wetlands

San Francisco Chronicle, 5-1-2016


News Features

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.

Please join us at this special forum on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland.

The Bay Area in 2040: Planning Scenarios Show Options for Future Growth

November 2015

ABAG and MTC are working to develop three land use and transportation scenarios to inform the update of the region’s long-range transportation and housing plan, known as Plan Bay Area 2040. What’s a scenario? Scenarios represent alternative futures based on distinct land use development patterns and transportation investment strategies.


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