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Federal Agencies

MTC’s 21 Commissioners include representatives of:

The U.S. DOT includes both the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. We work closely with U.S. DOT and other partner agencies on issues ranging from transportation funding to traveler safety.

HUD also serves as a funding partner for community development initiatives led by MTC and other Bay Area agencies.

A third federal agency with which we work frequently is the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.

Among EPA’s duties is the development and enforcement of air pollution limits. Projects included in the Bay Area’s long-range regional transportation plan must be shown to improve air quality.

MTC received a $1 million planning grant through U.S. DOT’s competitive TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) program to conduct a Transit Core Capacity study with Bay Area transit agencies to identify investments that will:

  • Expand transit capacity
  • Improve transit reliability
  • Improve connectivity to major job centers

MTC has earned federal dollars to support its planning work through a number of programs, including HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning initiative. 

These grants are given to support regional planning that integrates housing, land-use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure development to create more jobs and new economic opportunities.