Development of our current Plan Bay Area included extensive updating of research, forecasts and investment priorities from the previous regional transportation plan, known as Transportation 2035, which was adopted in 2009.
As the title implies, Transportation 2035 detailed a long-range regional transportation strategy covering the years 2010 through 2035.
Highlights and Launches
A primary feature of the Transportation 2035 plan was a joint regional planning initiative called FOCUS – which offered cities and counties incentives to promote future growth near transit in existing urbanized areas.
The Transportation 2035 Plan also launched the:
- Climate Initiatives Program – to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Bay Area Express Lane Network – to convert and expand carpool lanes
- Freeway Performance Initiative – to improve the reliability and safety of our freeway corridors
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MTC developed the Transportation 2035 plan in collaboration with the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
We also received support from Caltrans, county congestion management agencies and many other organizations.
The vision for Transportation 2035 included:
- Support for a prosperous and globally competitive economy
- Provisions for a healthy and safe environment
- Opportunities for all Bay Area residents to share in the benefits of an efficient and well-maintained regional transportation system
Transportation 2035 goals:
- Maintenance and Safety
- Efficient Freight Travel
- Security and Emergency Management
- Clean Air
- Climate Protection
- Equitable Access
- Livable Communities