MTC takes the Bay Area’s interests to Sacramento to advocate for state funding for a range of regional priorities and projects.
State legislators work on a variety of policies that affect funding for the Bay Area, and it’s important that the region’s interests are represented.
MTC ensures that the region has a place at the table by helping inform and shape new legislative proposals in Sacramento.
Fiscal Year 2022-2023
According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, California will have a $31 billion surplus in the General Fund in the next fiscal year, Fiscal Year 2022-23. To take advantage of this opportunity, MTC has coordinated with the Bay Area’s transportation agencies on a bold budget request for:
- $10 billion for transportation, including $5 billion for public transit;
- $2 billion for active transportation; and
- $1 billion for transportation infrastructure-related climate resilience
MTC advocates for — and helps craft bills — that will bring critical funding the Bay Area can use to help solve the housing crisis.
State policies play a significant role in funding Bay Area transportation programs. MTC advocates for policies that support current and future transportation needs.
Working Together on the Federal, State & Regional Levels
MTC’s state and federal advocacy efforts are guided by the Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee.
Committee meetings cover the latest developments in Sacramento and Washington, as well as recommendations by MTC staff to support or oppose particular bills.
The Partnership Legislative Committee provides a forum to consult on key policy matters with legislative staff from the Bay Area’s cities and counties, public transit agencies and county transportation agencies.
To be added to the email list for this committee, contact Rebecca Long, Acting Director, Legislation & Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-2022 Legislative History is a detailed list of bills the ABAG and MTC are tracking in Sacramento, including those ABAG or MTC supports or opposes.