Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Scheduled for May in All Nine Counties

Series Begins Next Week
John Goodwin, MTC (415) 778-5262
Leah Zippert, ABAG (415) 820-7995

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) this May are holding a series of nine open houses across the Bay Area and invite residents to share their ideas on the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and land use strategy slated for adoption in July 2017.  The first two open houses will be held next Thursday evening, May 4, in Fremont and in Redwood City.

Each open house will feature multiple stations at which participants will be able to view displays; ask questions; and offer comments on the Draft Plan’s goals, proposed growth patterns, transportation investment strategy, and key actions identified to address ongoing and long-term regional challenges. Dates, times and locations for the open houses include:



Date and Time

Alameda County Open House

Fremont City Hall
City Council Chambers
3300 Capitol Avenue

Thursday, May 4
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

San Mateo County Open House

Sequoia High School
Multi-Purpose Room
1201 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City

Thursday, May 4
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Contra Costa County Open House

Embassy Suites Hotel
Contra Costa Ballroom
1345 Treat Blvd.
Walnut Creek

Wednesday, May 10
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Napa County Open House

Elks Lodge
2840 Soscol Avenue

Monday, May 15
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Solano County Open House

Solano County Events Center
601 Texas Street

Monday, May 15
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Francisco Open House Bay Area Metro Center
Yerba Buena, First Floor
375 Beale Street
San Francisco
Wednesday, May 17
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Marin County Public Workshop and Open House

Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley

Saturday, May 20
8:30 a.m. Reg./ Open House
9 a.m. Presentation
Open house continues until 1 p.m.


Santa Clara County Open House

Marriott Hotel
San Jose Ballroom IV-VI
301 South Market Street
San Jose


Monday, May 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Sonoma County Open House

Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa


Monday, May 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Three public hearings also are opportunities for interested residents to comment on the Draft Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2040, which was released on April 17, along with a Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and Amended 2017 Transportation Improvement Program, scheduled for release May 1. The full list of public hearings is as follows:

Public Hearing


Date and Time


Public Hearing at Joint Planning/Admin. 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

Dr. Martin Luther King Library, Room 225
150 E. San Fernando Street
San José


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 may view and comment on the Draft Plan online at 2040.PlanBayArea.org. Comments will be reviewed by officials from both agencies as they consider the adoption of the final Plan Bay Area 2040, slated for July 2017. Written comments will be accepted at the open houses; 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 info@PlanBayArea.org. The comment period for all documents will close on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
For directions, including public transit access, to these open houses and public hearings, visit 511.org.


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

Accessible Meetings

Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance in order to participate? Please call us at 415.778.6757. We require three days notice in order to provide reasonable accommodation.


¿Necesitas un intérprete o cualquier otra asistencia para participar? Comunícate al 415.778.6757. Necesitamos aviso con tres días de anticipación para proporcionar asistencia razonable.

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