Streets, Roads & Arterials
MTC supports programs that help Bay Area cities and counties make their streets and roads safer and more efficient.
City and county streets are the local foundations of the Bay Area's vehicular transportation system. MTC works with cities and counties so that the region’s streets and roads work to reduce congestion and ease movement throughout the region.
By helping cities and transit operators manage the timing of traffic signals on arterials, MTC helps improve travel times, reduce exhaust emissions and enhance traffic safety.
MTC’s technical assistance grant program helps cities and jurisdictions improve the operation of major arterial roadways to make them ready for connected and automated vehicle technologies.
With technical assistance to cities and signal owners for traffic signal timing, MTC’s PASS makes the Bay Area’s major city streets and county roads safer and more efficient.
MTC helps Bay Area cities and counties assess and analyze their pavement conditions to help them decide how to invest dollars for road maintenance.
MTC offers periodic free, half-day seminars for traffic engineers, planners, students, and others on topics selected at Arterial Operations Committee meetings.
The Local Streets & Roads Working Group provides a forum for cities to advocate for pavement maintenance funding.