Air Quality

Air Quality

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Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect
Top Stories
Monday, December 19, 2016

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued. The Winter Spare the Air program notifies residents when particulate matter levels are anticipated to be unhealthy.

Governor and State Legislature Make the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Permanent
News Release
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

After achieving strong bi-partisan support in the State Legislature the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program has been signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Draft 2017 TIP Released for Public Review
Top Stories
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MTC released a list of about 700 Bay Area transportation projects—a total of approximately $6.6 billion in committed federal, state and local funding for the four-year period through 2020.

Impact of Sea Level Rise Headlines Bay Area Environment Data on Interactive Website
Top Stories
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Depending on the magnitude of sea level rise over the coming decades, between 3 percent to 7 percent of Bay Area residents may be vulnerable to rising tides.

Experience Electric Campaign Creates EV Buzz, Wins Awards
Top Stories
Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Feel the power!" That slogan captured the concept behind MTC’s innovative Experience Electric campaign, which was recently honored in two separate award programs.

MTC Gives Green Light to Major Bike Share Expansion
Top Stories
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bike sharing will expand tenfold in the Bay Area under a plan approved unanimously by the MTC Commission today.

Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference Returns to the San Francisco Bay Area; Youth Leaders, Teachers and Advisors Invited to Speak
News Release
Thursday, December 18, 2014

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region will gather to take action on environmental sustainability issues at the second Youth for the Environment and

Walnut Creek to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event
News Release
Friday, October 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CAVisitors to the Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Oct. 26, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars on North Locust Street.

San Jose, VivaFest to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event
News Release
Friday, October 24, 2014

OAKLAND, CA Visitors to VivaFest’s Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct.

Assemblymember Jim Frazier Joins Bay Area BikeMobile in Antioch
News Release
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OAKLAND, CA On Thursday, October 23, the Antioch High School Bike Club (ABC) and Street Smarts 511 will host Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) and the Bay Area BikeMobile a

Media

Vital Signs: Environment
Video
Monday, September 18, 2017

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

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.