To improve mobility options for low-income communities around the Bay Area, MTC takes a grass roots approach.
Our Community-Based Transportation Planning program, or CBTP, brings local residents, community organizations and transportation agencies together to identify low-income neighborhoods' most important transportation challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.
Each completed plan contains:
- Demographic analysis of the area
- List of community-prioritized transportation gaps and barriers
- Strategies or solutions to address these gaps
- Identification of possible funding sources
- List of stakeholders to implement the plan
- Documented results of community outreach strategies
Findings from these projects are forwarded to MTC and local policymakers to guide decisions on planning, funding and implementation.
Search our library and use this keyword phrase “Community-Based Transportation Plans” for more information.
Guidelines for our CBTP program call for county congestion management agencies, or CMAs, to serve as the lead agency in each collaborative planning process.
Other participants include:
- Community residents
- Local community organizations
- Faith-based organizations serving the local community
- Transit agencies
More than 30 lower-income communities in all nine Bay Area counties have developed CBTPs. These include:
- Alameda County:
Central Alameda Co.
Central and East Oakland
South and West Berkeley
- Contra Costa County
- Marin County
San Rafael-Canal District
- Napa County
- San Francisco County
Bayview Hunters Point
Potrero Hill (with Appendices)
Western South of Market
- San Mateo County
Bayshore (with Appendices)
East Palo Alto
North Central San Mateo (with Appendices)
San Bruno/S. San Francisco (with Appendices)
- Santa Clara County
East San Jose
- Solano County
- Sonoma County
Lower Russian River
The Springs (Central Sonoma Valley)
MTC’s Lifeline Transportation Program is a key source of funding for projects identified by CBTP.
Over the past decade, projects developed through this planning process have accounted for up to half of the funding commitments made through the Lifeline program.