Draft Environmental Impact Report for Plan Bay Area 2040 Released; Public Invited to Comment by June 1

Leah Zippert, ABAG (415) 820-7995
John Goodwin, MTC (415) 778-5262

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range transportation and housing blueprint. Public comment on this document is open from April 17, 2017 to June 1, 2017.

The Draft EIR has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act to analyze and disclose the potentially adverse significant impacts associated with implementation of the proposed Plan Bay Area 2040. The Draft EIR identifies the potential for significant effects in the following areas: transportation, air quality, land use and physical development, climate change and greenhouse gases, noise, biological resources, visual resources, cultural resources, public utilities and facilities, hazards, and public services and recreation. View the Draft EIR online at 2040.planbayarea.org/reports.

A Final EIR will be prepared following public review and comment on the Draft EIR. The Final EIR will consist of changes to the Draft EIR and written responses to comments submitted during the comment period on the Draft EIR. MTC and ABAG will consider this information during their deliberations on certification of the Final EIR and adoption of the proposed Plan Bay Area 2040.

The public is invited to three public hearings, where interested residents can comment on the Draft EIR. The full list of public hearings is as follows:

Public Hearing Location Date and Time
Public Hearing at Joint Planning/Adm. Committees in SF

Bay Area Metro Center

Board Room

375 Beale Street

San Francisco

Friday, May 12

9:40 a.m.

Public Hearing in San Jose

Martin Luther King Library, Room 225

150 E. San Fernando Street

San Jose, CA 95112

Tuesday, May 16

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Public Hearing in Vallejo

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

734 Marin Street


Thursday May 18

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Members of the public also are encouraged to view the Draft EIR online at 2040.planbayarea.org/reports. Written comments will be accepted at the public hearings; via mail to MTC Public Information, 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, 94105; via fax to 415.536.9800; or via email to eircomments@mtc.ca.gov.

The comment period for the Draft EIR will close on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Questions? Visit PlanBayArea.org, email info@PlanBayArea.org, or call 415.778.6757.

Accessible Meetings

Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance to participate? Please call 415.778.6757 three days in advance.

¿Necesita un intérprete u otra asistencia para participar? Por favor llámenos con tres días de anticipación al 415.778.6757.


ABAG is the Council of Governments and official regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns, and nine counties of the Bay Area. MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.