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Bay Area Regional Collaborative

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, is a 20-member collaboration formerly known as the Joint Policy Committee.

BARC helps MTC align its regional planning efforts in concert with:

  • Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District 
  • Bay Conservation and Development Commission

BARC usually meets every other month, though meetings may be called more frequently, if needed.

Current BARC initiatives focus on climate change and adaptation.

For assistance, please contact Vijay Kesavan, vkesavan@mtc.ca.gov

Membership in the Bay Area Regional Collaborative includes:

  • 5 members from MTC
  • 5 members from ABAG Executive Board
  • 5 members from BAAQMD Board of Directors
  • 5 members from BCDC
  • The Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, or CalSTA, also may designate a non-voting representative

The Bay Area Climate & Energy Resilience Project has updated and expanded its inventory of projects.

Check out our spotlight on over 100 climate initiatives undertaken by public agencies, business groups and nonprofit organizations.

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative in April 2017 will spearhead a 15-month global design competition to develop workable strategies for adapting to rising tides and protecting the region's shoreline communities. Known as Bay Area: Resilient by Design, the contest is modeled on the award-winning Rebuild by Design Hurricane Sandy competition in the Tri-State region around New York City. The Bay Area competition is funded primarily by a $4.6 million contribution from the Rockefeller Foundation. Click here to learn more about the Resilient by Design initiative,