IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Strategy for a Sustainable Region
MTC and its regional partners are confronting the daunting challenge
posed by global climate change.
MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) have released
a series of five narrated audio tours of transit corridors and
transit-oriented developments (TOD).
MTC releases Choosing Where We Live: Attracting Residents to Transit-Oriented
Neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Parking policies play a key role in shaping development patterns
in communities throughout the Bay Area — and have a major
impact on the quality and feasibility of transit-oriented development.
Under Federal regulations,
MTC is required to approve a Congestion Management Process (CMP)
for the Bay Area. The key element of the CMP include identification
of congested areas and mobility issues through routine monitoring;
identification, evaluation and selection of strategies to address
congestion and mobility issues; and implementation of the selected
strategies. MTC has approved a CMP approximately every 2 years
The plan to guide runway capacity decisions in the Bay Area was
approved by MTC on September 27, 2000.
MTC helped develop a Bay Area Regional Rail Plan to improve the
current rail system, map out future rail lines and station locations,
and intergrate passenger and freight rail sharing on existing tracks.
Historical background on the design of the new east span.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
The San Francisco Bay Crossings Study Update (2012) is an update of the 2000 San Francisco Bay Crossings Study.
This study looks at how to improve cargo and freight transport
in the region.
Resolution 3434 rail, bus and ferry transit projects
The Transit Sustainability Project (TSP) will establish a framework
and implementation plan for a more robust, financially viable transit
system that is both cost-effective and customer-focused.
The previous Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation
2035 details transportation investments throughout the nine-county
San Francisco Bay Area through 2035.
Issues related to transportation impacts to air quality
Regional planning information, collision statistics and a comprehensive
This program's goal is to advance the findings of the Lifeline
Transportation Network Report through collaboration with
community organizations, transit agencies and congestion management
This plan focuses on the transportation needs of the region’s
low-income, elderly and disabled populations.
Countywide Transportation Plans (CTP) provide input into regional planning initiatives. MTC is in the process of updating its Guidelines for development of countywide plans by the county Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs).
Regional transportation emergency plans have been developed and
annual preparedness exercises conducted to ensure coordinated responses
to a regional disaster.
The Joint Policy Committee (JPC) coordinates the regional planning
efforts of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the Bay Conservation
and Development Commission (BCDC) and MTC.
MTC works with local agencies to improve access to public transit
for new entrants to the job market.
FY 2014-15 Overall Work Program for planning activities
in the San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area communities are getting a little tender loving care
from MTC in the form of initiatives to foster pedestrian-friendly
development and travel options such as walking, bicycling and public
MTC’s Snapshot Analysis comprises a set of 13 of transportation-related
measures related to MTC’s low-income and minority communities
A comprehensive strategy for easing passengers’ movement
from one transit system to another
MTC Resolution 3866 documents coordination requirements for Bay
Area transit operators to improve the transit customer experience
when transferring between transit operators and in support of regional
transit projects like TransLink®, 511 and the Hub Signage Program.
Recommendations to fund, construct and maintain a median barrier
on Vasco Road
MTC and Caltrans have prepared a joint report that summarizes
the performance of the Bay Area transportation system.