Regional Transportation Studies MTC studies how people travel throughout the Bay Area in order to plan for new and better ways to move around the region. Credit Bas Peperzak/Unsplash MTC studies how people travel throughout the Bay Area to propose new and better ways to move around our region. Bay Area Transit Ridership Trends Study Exploring why transit ridership in the Bay Area started falling and how to reverse this trend. Bay Area Transportation Study Collecting data to better understand the Bay Area’s transportation needs. Bay Crossings Studies Studying how traffic moves across the Bay. Core Capacity Transit Study A collaborative effort to improve public transportation to and from the core of San Francisco. Dumbarton Bridge Resilience Study Addressing the threat of rising tides on the bridge's west approach. Incentivizing Active & Shared Transportation Pilot Program Studies how Bay Area residents are making local trips. Next Generation Bay Area Freeways Study The Bay Area’s freeways are too congested — people and goods are stuck in traffic — creating problems for individuals, for communities, for the environment and the economy. Northern California Megaregion Goods Movement Study The first study of the goods movement system to improve delivery of consumer products, food and parcels across the Bay Area’s nine counties. Regional Onboard Survey A passenger survey program that goes right to the source — Bay Area commuters. Southern Alameda County Integrated Rail Analysis (SoCo Rail) Study The SoCo Rail Study is the first step in developing an East Bay passenger rail hub. Transit Fare Coordination & Integration Study Researching ways to make the region's transit network better coordinated and more affordable. Transit Sustainability Project & Transit Performance Initiative The Transit Sustainability Project and Transit Performance Initiative work together to help prioritize investments that get transit vehicles out of traffic congestion.