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Regional Airport Planning Committee

The Regional Airport Planning Committee, or RAPC, oversees the periodic development and updating of the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis, which recommends policies for both commercial and general aviation airports.

Airports and the Federal Aviation Administration use these recommendations when preparing airport master plans and environmental documents for proposed airport improvements.

RAPC members include, but are not limited to:

  • MTC commissioners
  • Elected officials who serve on the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Representatives from each of the Bay Area’s three major commercial airports
  • The Federal Aviation Administration

For assistance, please contact Megan Espiritu, mlespiritu@mtc.ca.gov 

MTC uses the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis to help guide decisions about surface transportation investments that provide access to airports.

Examples include:

  • BART to SFO extension
  • BART-OAK connector
  • SMART Phase 1 corridor extension to Sonoma County Airport

The Bay Conservation and Development Commission uses the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis to guide its evaluation of proposed airport improvements that would require filling in portions of San Francisco Bay.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District considers the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis when preparing federal and state air quality plans.