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.

September 2016

Urbanized Areas Within Metropolitan Planning Area Boundaries

This map shows Census designated urbanized areas that extend into the jurisdiction of an adjacent Metropolitan Planning Organization. There are two such urbanized areas within the jurisdiction of MTC; one in Davis, which extends from the Sacramento Area Council of Government's jurisdiction and the other in Santa Clara County, which extends into the jurisdiction of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. Under a proposed federal planning rule, even though such areas comprise 0.01 percent of MTC's population, we would be required to merge with AMBAG and SACOG or develop a joint Regional Transportation Plan and joint performance measures. We have created a simple animated map that highlights these areas in greater detail.View Map Animation