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In the Media

Is a 21-county 'megaregion' the answer to the Bay Area's housing and commuting woes?

The Bay Area and surrounding counties to the south and east already form such a megaregion, according to a report released by the Bay Area Council's Economic Institute.

San Francisco Business Times

BART welcomes a new kind of train

The biggest thing to hit Antioch in some time was the arrival on Thursday of a spiffy new BART train that, like many BART trains, wasn’t running.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Nearly ____ of Sonoma County and Solano County residents lived in households earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty limit in 2013.




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Plan Bay Area 2040 Comment Session Slated for July 8

June 2016

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invite public comments at a joint meeting on Friday, July 8 on alternative planning scenarios for future Bay Area housing and job growth, as well as associated transportation needs.


Residents Get New Online Tools to Help Shape Bay Area’s Future

June 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week unveiled two new online tools to make it easier for Bay Area residents to weigh in on the policies and strategies shaping Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and housing roadmap.