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In the Media

Alameda County Becomes First in Bay Area To Ban Fracking

Alameda County is now the first Bay Area county to ban fracking, and supporters say it could have a domino effect across the region and the state.


Suisun City rolls out updated downtown plan

Suisun City’s blueprint for what it wants its downtown and waterfront to look like in the future still calls for more business and residential development.

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The Bay Area consumed the ____ greenfield acres among the top 10 metro areas in the last decade.



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61% of the Bay Area’s population lives in three counties: Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa.

The correct answer is highlighted in yellow. The Plan Bay Area Weekly Poll appears every Monday on this page. The results are published the following Monday. The questions are intended to be educational in nature.

Recap: Plan Bay Area 2040 Spring Open Houses

July 2016

Public comments like those collected during this spring's open houses will help inform staff recommendations and, ultimately, the final decisions about Plan Bay Area 2040 made by members of MTC and ABAG.


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.