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Data Tools

MTC's transportation decisions are informed by data. Our commissioners and staff use a wealth of information to analyze current trends, and to forecast future transportation needs.

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Below are tools that are available for use by public agencies and individuals:

  • Every decade the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents where they live. We use Bay Area Census Data to help ensure that all our region's communities receive a fair share of transportation funding and services.
  • The Bay Area Transportation Study will help answer questions about how the region can maintain and improve mobility, accessibility and connectivity for residents.
  • Bridge Paths Counter Data provides automated updates on the number of pedestrian and cyclist crossings on select BATA toll bridges.
  • The Fund Management System (FMS) allows agencies and individuals to interact with MTC’s transportation project funding data.
  • The Open Data Library of spatial and modeling tools feeds MTC’s maps, charts, planning analyses and forecasts.
  • The data collected in the Regional Onboard Survey Program are used to support federal Title VI equity reporting requirements for transit riders, to refine regional analytical planning tools, and to perform other MTC transit passenger and equity analyses.
  • Vital Signs is an interactive website that tracks data and trends in the Bay Area, to help us plan for the future.


MTC collects more data that we share with the public.

Visit our Open Data Library for links to MTC's Spatial and Modeling libraries.