The current section is News & Media
News Release

MTC Invites Residents to Help Steer a Better Course For Bay Area Transportation

Nine Workshops Scheduled Around the Bay

OAKLAND, CA — What is your vision for Bay Area transportation? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), working in conjunction with other regional agencies, is undertaking a major update to its long-range transportation plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Known as “Transportation 2035: Change in Motion,” the effort signals MTC’s commitment to promoting sustainability and mobility in the face of continued growth and global warming impacts. 

Following extensive outreach in the fall of 2007 and the submission of hundreds of possible transportation projects, MTC now seeks input on the next phase of the development of the Transportation 2035 Plan: the trade-offs among various options for investing the region’s limited transportation resources. A series of nine workshops – one in each of the nine Bay Area counties – is scheduled for the public to participate in the debate. 

“Right now, the Transportation 2035 Plan is a work in progress. By the time it is adopted in early 2009, it will guide all Bay Area transportation policies and investments,” noted MTC Chair Bill Dodd, who also serves as a Napa County Supervisor. “There is a critical role for the public to play in these workshops in that it is their money we are going to invest,” added Dodd. “We’d like to hear from Bay Area residents about their transportation priorities.”

Find a Transportation 2035 Workshop in Your County!

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2008

    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Sonoma County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    Finley Community Center Auditorium

    2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

    Solano County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    County Government Center, Multi-Purpose Room 

    675 Texas St., Fairfield
  • Thursday, May 8, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Santa Clara County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    Dr. Martin Luther King Library, 2nd floor, Room 225

    150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose
  • Monday, May 12, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Contra Costa County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    Civic Park Community Center, Social Hall

    1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    San Mateo County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    San Mateo County Government Center

    Board of Supervisors Chambers

    400 County Center, Redwood City
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008 

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Alameda County Transportation 2035 Workshop 

    Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium

    101 Eighth Street, Oakland
  • Monday, May 19, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Marin County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    San Rafael Community Center Auditorium

    618 B Street, San Rafael
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Napa County Transportation 2035 Workshop

    Napa City-County Library

    Community Meeting Room

    580 Coombs Street, Napa
  • Thursday, May 22, 2008

    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    City and County of San Francisco Transportation 2035 Workshop

    San Francisco State Downtown Campus, Room E673

    835 Market Street, San Francisco

For additional meeting details and further information about Transportation 2035: Change in Motion, visit the MTC Web site at

RSVP to or call (510) 817-5981 (or TTY/TDD (510) 817-5769). Please leave your name, address, phone number and e-mail, and which workshop you plan to attend.

Sign Language Interpreter or Reader: A sign language interpreter or reader will be provided if requested at least three business days in advance (five or more days notice is preferred). Printed materials are available in alternative formats upon request.

Translation Services: Every effort will be made to provide interpreters for non-English speakers if requested at least five business days in advance. Please call MTC at (415) 778-6757 (or TTY/TDD (510) 817-5769) for more information.

MTC is the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area’s transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency.


Catalina Alvarado: (510) 817-5783

John Goodwin: (415) 778-5262