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Oakland's skyline, with the Tribune Tower featured prominently.

Plan Bay Area 2040, an update to the region’s long-range transportation and land use plan, has marked a major milestone with the adoption of the Final Preferred Scenario by the MTC Commission and ABAG Executive Board. 

a Muni Metro streetcar glides past compact housing in San Francisco

Today the Draft Preferred Land Use Scenario was released, marking a major milestone toward the development of Plan Bay Area 2040. The Draft Preferred Scenario represents a regional pattern of household and employment growth by the year 2040, and includes a corresponding transportation investment strategy.

A Plan Bay Area 2040 Public Meeting sign is visible through the spokes of a bicycle tire.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this spring's Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), along with local agencies and your local elected officials, value your ideas.

Public interaction at PBA meeting

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.

A sampling of Build a Better Bay Area online tool, as seen on the iPhone.

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.

A man in a wheelchair next to a Plan Bay Area 2040 display board.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend an open house to be held this Thursday, June 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Napa (Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Avenue) to learn about an update to the region’s long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040.

A woman writes down information while two children speak to staff at a Plan Bay Area 2040 open house in Burlingame in 2016.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend any of three open houses to be held this Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Burlingame (City of Burlingame Recreation Center, Auditorium, 850 Burlingame Avenue); this Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Attendees look at the display boards at the Santa Clara County Plan Bay Area 2040 open house at San Jose's Tech Museum.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to a pair of open houses in Richmond (East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street) and in San Jose (The Tech Museum, 201 South Market Street) on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MTC and ABAG are holding a series of nine open houses across the Bay Area, and invite residents to help craft Plan Bay Area 2040.

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?