Federal Advocacy | Advocate + Lead | Our Work

Federal Advocacy

MTC is a strong advocate in Washington, D.C., for the Bay Area’s transportation needs.

U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol

We also are a national leader in strengthening metropolitan planning organizations’ role in federal transportation policy. 

Federal policy decisions have a big influence on our region’s transportation network. Our federal advocacy program is focused on:

MTC teams with many organizations to advocate for federal support of urban transportation. These include:

  • American Public Transportation Association
  • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors
  • National League of Cities
  • Transportation for America
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors

Find it hard to stay on top of what’s going on in Washington? You’re not alone! Fortunately, there are a number of free online resources that make it easier, including: