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Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Kick Off This Week in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

April 28, 2015

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. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. The meetings in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are the first two open houses in a series to be held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28.

Bay Area residents who attend these open houses will have the opportunity to view displays and offer comments on long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks, house the region's projected population, improve public health, maintain the region's transportation infrastructure and preserve open space, among others. Displays will also feature the schedule and key milestones for the plan update, offer information on how new housing and employment is forecast, and provide information on transportation improvements in the works at the county and regional level.

When & Where:

Alameda County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton (Wheels will run extended bus service on route 53 between West Dublin/Pleasanton BART and the Fairgrounds. For transit directions, visit 511.org).

Contra Costa County: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek

San Mateo County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, Event Pavilion, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo

Santa Clara County: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose

Napa County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Napa Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue, Napa

Solano County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield (Arriving by transit? Call (510) 817-5757 in advance of the open house for information about a taxi ride home).

Sonoma County: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa

San Francisco City & County: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco

Marin County: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Marin County Civic Center Cafe, 3501 Civic Center Drive, 2nd Floor, San Rafael, CA