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Public Invited to Share Visions for Bay Area’s Future
News Release
Monday, March 11, 2019

MTC and ABAG planners invite members of the public to share their visions for the future and their policy priorities for the Bay Area at a series of public workshops, as part of the agencies’ Horizon initiative to develop a long-term transportation and land-use strategy.

Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Levels Off, But Delays Are Still at Record Highs
News Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing traffic-related delays leveling off in 2017 after four cons

Bay Area Streets and Roads Show Resilience As Cities, Counties Receive New Gas Tax Dollars
News Release
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bay Area cities and counties largely managed to prevent further deterioration of their local street and road networks in 2017.

New Vital Signs Data: Sluggish Housing Production Tightens Bay Area’s Housing Crunch
News Release
Monday, September 10, 2018

New data released last week by the MTC and ABAG as part of the agencies’ Vital Signs performance-monitoring initiative show the nine-county Bay Area’s housing stock increased by only 14,900 new units in 2017.

MTC Seeks Feedback on Performance Targets Related to Federal Congestion Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Goals
Top Stories
Friday, March 30, 2018

MTC is currently seeking feedback from partners, stakeholders and the public on potential target options for three performance targets related to federal Congestion Reduction and Environmental Sustainability goals.

Vital Signs Data Release: Fatalities and Injuries From Crashes on the Rise
Top Stories
Friday, December 1, 2017

Vital Signs, the Bay Area’s comprehensive performance monitoring website, has released the latest data for road fatalities and injuries from roadway

Report to the Commission and the ABAG Executive Board : October 25, 2017
Executive Director's Report
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CASA Steering Committee • Polling on Gas Tax Repeal • I-680 Express Lanes Open • State of the Estuary Conference • East Bay EDA • Bay Area Planning Directors Association • Wine Country Fires • UCLA Conference • Bay Area Partnership • Vital Signs

MTC Seeks Comments on Federal Performance Targets
Top Stories
Friday, October 20, 2017

MTC staff are currently seeking input on potential safety targets for calendar year 2018, which must be set by February 2018. A suite of potential options and a draft staff recommendation were released in October 2017.

New Bay Area Vital Signs: Emissions Fall Even as Economy Soars
News Release
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

As the Bay Area economy returned solidly to the black from 2010 to 2015, data show the region also turned greener, with total greenhouse gas emissions holding steady during this period and per-capita emissions falling by 6 percent. 

Bay Area Vital Signs: Freeway Congestion Hits New Record
News Release
Monday, September 18, 2017

MTC today unveiled its yearly analysis of Bay Area freeway congestion, with new data showing congestion-related delays during weekday commute periods climbed 9 percent to a record average of 3.5 minutes per commuter in 2016 from 3.2 minutes a year earlier. 

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Media

Vital Signs: Environment
Video
Monday, September 18, 2017

Vital Signs data shows short-term improvement for our air quality.

Vital Signs: Transportation
Video
Monday, September 18, 2017

The Vital Signs update on transportation data, highlights the latest trends for commuting, congestion, transit ridership, and infrastructure conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Vital Signs: Equity
Video
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The latest Vital Signs update for the San Francisco Bay Area shines a spotlight on key social equity issues across the region, ranging from housing affordability to displacement risk.

Vital Signs: Land, People & Air Quality (October 2016 Data Release)
Video
Monday, October 3, 2016

New updates to MTC's Vital Signs performance monitoring initiative for five indicators related to the Bay Area's land & people and air quality have been released.

Vital Signs: 2016 Congestion & Reliability (October 2016 Data Release)
Video
Monday, October 3, 2016

MTC’s Vital Signs performance monitoring initiative just released updated data for three indicators related to transportation: time spent in congestion, miles traveled in congestion, and

MTC Chair Dave Cortese speaks, while MTC Commissioners Scott Haggerty, Amy Worth and Sam Liccardo look on.
Fresh Vital Signs Data Show Big Jump in Bay Area Freeway Congestion for 2015
Photo Gallery
Monday, October 3, 2016

At a press conference on October 3, 2016, in San Jose, MTC unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the afternoon drive on northbound U.S.

Congestion Report
Video
Friday, December 18, 2015

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the westbound morning commute along Interstate 80 from Hercu

Vital Signs Environment
Video
Friday, August 21, 2015

This data module, titled Vital Signs: Environment, covers such topics as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality and sea-level rise as well as roadway safety issues.

Vital Signs Economy
Video
Thursday, July 9, 2015

The latest data release from the Vital Signs performance monhitoring initiative covers the Bay Area’s booming economy and its effects on jobs, home prices, rents, housing affordability and other as

Vital Signs Land Use
Video
Friday, March 27, 2015