Vital Signs: Transportation

From pavement quality to freeway congestion to transit performance, Vital Signs delivers a 14-point check up on Bay Area transportation.


Land and People

Vital Signs: Housing

Dive deep into MTC data for revealing information about the Bay Area’s population, jobs, housing growth and development patterns.


Vital Signs: Economy

View how changes in the Bay Area economy have influenced jobs, home prices, rents, housing affordability and other key indicators.

Related Documents

Bay Area regional map with Plan Bay Area logo

Pages throughout our website feature Related Documents that help you learn even more about a chosen topic.

Information Partners


Reflecting MTC’s collaborative approach to regional transportation issues, the Digital Library includes documents produced by many of our partner agencies.

Document Search

Just type a key word or phrase such as “pavement” or “Plan Bay Area” to zip through the Digital Library archives and find the documents you’re looking for.

Library Services

MTC-ABAG Library

The MTC-ABAG Library is a fully accredited facility stacked with books and periodicals with a special focus on transportation and planning.

Research Assistance

Our library has the MTC studies, reports and brochures you’re looking for, plus other publications to help you get the latest word on transportation planning, demographics, economic indicators and regional issues.

Ask a Librarian

Are you researching transportation planning, census data, demographics, housing or public policy issues?  Call 415-778-5236 or email to contact the MTC-ABAG Librarian.

Data Drives Decisions

San Francisco Bay Area

Transportation decisions are informed by a wealth of data. We analyze both current and historical trends to help predict our region’s future.

Open Data Library

We provide the general public and local agencies access to MTC data through our Open Data Library; and use this information ourselves for forecasting, planning analyses, and the creation of maps and charts. 

Census Data

Census data

We use the detailed information provided every decade by the U.S. Census Bureau to help ensure our region’s communities receive their fair share of state and federal funding. 



MTC developed the award-winning StreetSaver software to help cities and counties get bigger returns on their pavement maintenance investments.

Fund Management System

MTC’s Fund Management System gives the public — as well as other public agencies — access to our comprehensive transportation project funding data. 



Yellowed pages from a dictionary

The transportation arena has a language all its own. Review the glossary of transportation planning acronyms and terms.

Map of the Month

Map of the Month

MTC staff showcase a new map for Commissioners each month. These custom-crafted maps help illustrate important trends in our ever-changing region.

Travel Time Housing Map

Travel Time Housing Map

MTC’s interactive Travel Time Housing Map spotlights the tradeoffs that often must be made to balance housing affordability and commute times.

Regional Transportation Map

Plan Bay Area map

Featuring much more than highways and cities, our Bay Area transportation map highlights rail lines, ferry routes, airports, the Bay Trail and key land uses to illustrate both the similarities and differences among our communities.