Community-Based Transportation Plans (CBTPs)
MTC’s Community-Based Transportation Plans (CBTPs) take a grass-roots approach to addressing transportation issues facing low-income communities around the Bay Area.
Community-Based Transportation Plans (CBTPs) bring local residents, community organizations and transportation agencies together to improve mobility options for low-income communities.
These community-led plans identify the most important transportation challenges in low-income neighborhoods and develop strategies to overcome them.
Findings help MTC and local policymakers make decisions on planning, funding and implementation.
Raleigh McCoy, Regional Planning Program
Phone: (415) 778-6742
What’s in a CBTP?
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
More than 30 lower-income communities in all nine Bay Area counties have developed CBTPs. These include:
- Alameda (countywide)
- Napa (countywide)
Guidelines for the CBTP program call for county transportation agencies 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
- Local governments
- Transit agencies