Key Phases of Plan Bay Area 2050


Kicking Off the Plan
Summer 2019 to Fall 2019

Launched in February 2018,  the Horizon initiative concluded fall 2019 with recommendations on strategies that will best prepare the Bay Area for an uncertain future. These strategies — delivered through the Futures Final Report and Project Performance Assessment results — form the foundation of Plan Bay Area 2050.

Developing the Blueprint
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020

Through collaboration with the public and with partner agencies, ABAG and MTC developed the Blueprint for Plan Bay Area 2050. Referred to as the Preferred Scenario in earlier plans, the Blueprint integrates transportation, housing, economic and environmental strategies to advance a more resilient and equitable future for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Finalizing the Plan
Fall 2020 to Fall 2021

As part of the development of the Plan Bay Area 2050 document, ABAG and MTC also produced a shorter-term Implementation Plan, and an associated Environmental Impact Report before finalizing Plan Bay Area 2050. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the ABAG Executive board adopted Plan Bay Area 2050 and the Implementation Plan at a special joint meeting held on October 21, 2021. The boards also certified the Final EIR at this special joint meeting.