Plan Bay Area:
Plan Bay Area will draw on lessons learned from the Metropolitan Transportation
Commission’s (MTC) most recent long-range regional transportation plan, Transportation
2035 Plan: Change in Motion. That plan anticipated many elements
of Plan Bay Area’s broader, more integrated focus on housing and sustainable
MTC’s performance-based planning approach will also focus on measurable
outcomes to help ensure that we achieve high returns on our transportation
investments. For example, we have learned that investing in big infrastructure
projects alone at the regional level yields only modest results compared
to combining it with other strategies, such as pricing, land use, technology
and behavior change. The goal remains the same: to make it as easy, speedy,
safe and affordable as possible for all Bay Area residents to get from
point A to point B.
April 2012 Update
MTC has released the proposed Draft Plan Bay Area Transportation Investment
Strategy for discussion at the April 13, 2012 joint meeting of the
MTC Planning Committee and ABAG Administrative Committee. The Plan
Bay Area 28-year revenue totals $277 billion. The Proposed Investment
Strategy details the proposed investments for the $56 billion (out
of the $277 billion) that is available for the investment trade-off
June 2011 Update
MTC received about
900 submissions for consideration in response to its open “call for
projects” for Plan Bay Area. Project submittals were due to MTC by
April 29, 2011. Each of the nine Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs)
assisted MTC by coordinating project submittals for their county.
In addition, CMAs were responsible for the public involvement and
outreach activities, and to coordinate with members of the public
on project ideas. Caltrans and multi-county transit operators were
allowed to submit directly to MTC, but coordination with the CMAs
MTC staff have been working
closely with CMA staff and local project sponsors to review project
submittals for completeness and to sort through projects and programs
that are deemed “committed” as defined by MTC’s Committed
Funds and Projects Policy, which was adopted in April 2011.
In general, “committed” projects are projects that have received
environmental clearance and have fully funding plans. A second
category of “discretionary” projects will be run through a project
performance assessment, and results of the performance assessment
will be available for Commission discussion later this fall.
draft list of projects is now available, although project data
are subject to change.
For more information, contact Brenda Dix at
(510) 817-5927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about individual projects may also be available
by contacting your county