MTC is a strong advocate in Washington, D.C. for the Bay Area’s transportation priorities.
Federal policy and funding decisions have a big influence on the region’s transportation network.
MTC's advocacy work in Washington traditionally focuses on ensuring Bay Area priorities are reflected in federal transportation policy and supporting a robust overall federal transportation program. MTC also advocates for funding and policies that support Bay Area regional priority projects.
MTC’s advocacy priorities include the following:
COVID-19 Relief Funding
Federal relief funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic delivered almost $4 billion for Bay Area transit agencies. This money kept transit agencies running, and will help the Bay Area to invest and plan for a better public transit network in the future.
Working Together on the Federal, State & Regional Levels
MTC teams with many national organizations to advocate for federal policies that improve transportation in large metro areas. These include:
- American Public Transportation Association
- Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
- ITS America
- International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
- Transportation for America
- U.S. Conference of Mayors
View past MTC reports to Congress:
- 2023: Building a Better Bay Area: BIL Grant Priorities — Annual Report to Congress
- 2022: The Bay Area is Stronger Together: BIL Grant Priorities — Annual Report to Congress
- 2020: Planning and Partnering for a New Generation — Annual Report to Congress
- 2019: Building Resilience: Planning and Investing in the Bay Area's Future — Annual Report to Congress
- 2018: Accelerating Progress: Strong Partnerships Move the Bay Area Forward — Annual Report to Congress
- 2017: Keeping the FAST Act Promise: 38th Annual Report to Congress
- 2016: 37th Annual Report to Congress: FAST Act Promises New Opportunities
- 2015: Report to Congress: Will Congress Choose a New Direction?
- 2014: Building America's Future : Bay Area on the Move : 35th Annual Report to Congress
These online resources make it easier to stay on top of what’s going on in Washington: