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Project Performance Assessment

The Horizon initiative, in coordination with the upcoming Plan Bay Area 2050 process, includes an assessment of the region's major transportation investments to evaluate their impacts on the Bay Area. This effort, known as the Project Performance Assessment, will evaluate over 90 projects, including those submitted by public agencies, non-government organizations and the general public.

Looking from the tunnel to the entrance of the transbay tube.
This is the third time that MTC has conducted a wide-ranging evaluation of major transportation projects. This cycle, the most robust to date, will evaluate projects independently using a uniform methodology. Central to this analysis is a benefit-cost assessment to quantify the cost-effectiveness of transportation investments for each of the three widely divergent futures. Secondary assessments include the Guiding Principles assessment to determine a project's alignment with key regional goals and an equity assessment to consider the distribution of benefits by income level and geography.
Projects Being Analyzed
Refer to this list of projects to learn about the projects going through the Project Performance Assessment.
For inquiries related to the Project Performance Assessment, please contact Adam Noelting ( and Anup Tapase (