Map of the Month

Each month a new map is presented to the Commission to help explain important trends in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. These custom-crafted maps are prepared by MTC’s Data & Visualization team.

October 2011
In the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas, about 7.5 million households do not own a vehicle and 700,000 of those zero-vehicle households also do not have access to regular public transit service. This combination places these households at a severe...
September 2011
This chart compares support for transportation measures among Bay Area voters with voters statewide. It confirms what many of us already suspect, namely that our region's voters are more willing to tax themselves to support transportation. The gap...
July 2011
The map of the month shows the amount of combined federal, state and other taxes charged for gasoline sales nationwide. As of May, 2011, Connecticut has the highest gasoline tax at 70.3 cents per gallon. California has the fourth highest gasoline tax in...
June 2011
The map of the month shows the daily total number of express bus trips along the Bay area regional freeway corridors. The routes trip totals include operators that have service along these corridors. The maps also shows the area's existing express lane...
May 2011
The map of the month shows how federal funding is distributed throughout the country based on the amount of taxes paid by each state. By comparing the amount of taxes paid per state to the amount of federal spending received by each state, an index was...
March 2011
This map illustrates the percentage population change by county in the state of California between 2000 and 2010. The data is based on the recently released 2010 census data, and shows that all counties within the state registered a population increase...
February 2011
This month's map shows the projected change in mode share for county to county home-based work trips in the Bay Area. The data are based on 2006 as the base year, and 2035 as the projection year. Most counties in the Bay Area show an increase in transit...
January 2011
The map of the month shows the annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita on California's state highway system in 2008. The map shows that the Bay Area has among the lowest VMT per capita of any metropolitan area in the state.
December 2010
The map of the month depicts some recent research conducted by the Brookings Institution and London School of Economics about how the world's 150 largest metropolitan economies have fared during the Great Recession. The map shows that the metro regions...
November 2010
This month's map shows the number of daily individual trips to major employment centers around the Bay area, as well as the distances commuters are traveling to reach those destinations. The overall pattern shows that employees in the Bay area tend to...
October 2010
This map illustrates the racial diversity of neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2000. Each dot represents 100 people in four race categories: white (non-Hispanic), black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Thus, the...
September 2010
The map of the month illustrates the existing Level II public vehicle charging station infrastructure in the nine county Bay Area region. The data was created by geocoding the address of the 91 charging stations, which was obtained from the U.S...