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Plan Bay Area 2040 Comment Session Slated for July 8

MTC is summarizing and presenting public comment collected from the Plan Bay Area 2040 open houses at the July 8 meeting.
Noah Berger
Ellen Griffin, 415-778-5254

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invite public comments at a joint meeting on Friday, July 8, on alternative planning scenarios for future Bay Area housing and job growth, as well as associated transportation needs. The comment opportunity will follow a staff presentation summarizing comments heard from public open houses held in each of the nine Bay Area counties, as well as online comments received to date on an update to the region’s long-range housing and transportation roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. Representatives with community-based organizations will also share key findings from their outreach in low-income communities and communities of color. Meeting details are as follows:

What: Public Comment Session, Joint Meeting of MTC’s Planning and ABAG’s Administrative Committees

When: Friday, July 8, 10:30 a.m., or following the MTC Planning Committee meeting

Where: Bay Area Metro Center Board Room, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco; note that the meeting will be streamed live from MTC’s web site:

ABAG and MTC are updating the Bay Area’s long-range transportation and housing plan, known as Plan Bay Area 2040. The agencies are slated to adopt a preferred land use and transportation scenario in the fall of 2016. Currently three scenarios are under consideration. MTC and ABAG just wrapped up a series of open houses, but interested members of the public can still view materials from these meetings and comment online at Plan Bay Area Open Forum ( Likewise, an interactive, 10-question survey, Build a Better Bay Area (, enables Bay Area residents to set their priorities for housing and transportation and then see how those align with the three proposed planning scenarios.

The survey can be taken online via mobile device or desktop computer. Both of these online comment opportunities will be available through Labor Day, so there is still time for residents to share their views.

Accessible Meetings
Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance to participate? Please call 415.778.6757 three days in advance.
¿Necesita un intérprete u otra asistencia para participar? Por favor llámenos con tres días de anticipación al 415.778.6757.

MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG is the Council of Governments and official regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns, and nine counties of the Bay Area.