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Regional Leadership

As the transportation agency with responsibility for nine Bay Area counties, MTC is able to broker agreements in the regional interest among numerous local agencies.

Speaker at Plan Bay Area meeting

Speaker at Plan Bay Area meeting, May 2011.

Credit
Noah Berger

MTC must work with cities, counties, transit operators and other partners to achieve success as a region, rather than have local interests compete against each other.  

Our top objective is to secure adequate funding for all Bay Area transportation needs — local streets and roads, highways, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects.

The Commission's “Fix It First” emphasis is on maintaining, operating and repairing the system we already have.

MTC’s involvement in the California Association of Councils of Governments and the California Transit Association greatly enhances the effectiveness of our regional advocacy.  

MTC each year adopts an Advocacy Program to prioritize its efforts. We develop this strategy with help from cities; counties; transit agencies; and local, state and federal advocacy groups. 

  • Restore the solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund
  • Ensure the Bay Area receives its fair share of state Cap and Trade funding