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Plan Bay Area 2050 Pop-Up Events
Date: Various dates, early October through mid-November
Location: Various, all nine Bay Area counties
Description: Please visit the Plan Bay Area 2050 events page for information about opportunities to participate in the development of the Bay Area's next transportation and land use plan.

Seamless Data: Let’s Stop Talking About Transportation Data Like It’s New
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 
Description: For decades transportation agencies and their partners have used data to better move people and goods, whether on our highways or around our cities, by car, transit or freight. Join key public and private sector leaders to discuss what has fostered excellent data sharing and use, as well as current local, state or federal policies driving data programs today. Featuring keynote speaker Therese McMillan, Executive Director of MTC, these interactive sessions will discuss lessons learned by the public and private sector as we prepare for the new scale of data sharing, access and utilization through mobility on demand services, connected and automated vehicles.  More info

Planning for San Jose in 2050
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: SPUR San Jose, 76 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Description: Work on Plan Bay Area 2050, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s long-range transportation and land use plan, will begin this fall and offer a roadmap for the future growth of the region. What will this mean for the South Bay, and San Jose in particular? And what bold ideas, from new rail networks to office development caps, should be considered? Join us for an engaging discussion about the future of the South Bay. Co-presented by APA Northern California.  More info

What’s on the Horizon?
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
​Description: In an era of uncertainty, how do we plan for the future? Developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), the Horizon process identified three possible futures for the Bay Area, defined by external forces on the global and national levels. Their Futures Final Report put forward a shortlist of strategies for transportation, housing, the economy and the environment that could position the Bay Area for success in the decades ahead. Come learn about which strategies rose to the top, which didn’t, and what that means for the future of the region. More info

Event: Assessment Big Transportation Ideas for the Bay Area
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Swiftly, Inc., 611 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Description: In an innovative region like the Bay Area, there are lots of creative ideas about how to make our transportation system more affordable, sustainable, and effective. With more than 100 ideas in the mix — including 12 public submissions from non-profits and individuals across the nine-county region — MTC is exploring how these ideas perform through the Horizon/Plan Bay Area 2050 project-level analysis to craft a long-range plan for the region. From a next-generation regional express bus network running on highway express lanes to integrated fares and transfers across all transit systems to bicycle superhighways alongside major Bay Area freeways, we’ll dig into how these ideas and others fared. In addition to discussing the projects and their performance, we’ll hear from some of those who submitted ideas into the process and discuss where the region should go from here. Speakers include Anup Tapase, MTC; Arielle Fleisher, SPUR; Chris Lepe, TransForm; and Ian Griffiths, Seamless Bay Area. Register for the event

I-880 Open House
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Community Center, 1333 Decoto Road, Union City, CA 94587   
Description: Learn about and comment on the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority’s proposed tolling rules as well as the new I-880 express lanes, scheduled to open in summer 2020.
I-880 Open House
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580                 
Description: Learn about and comment on the Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority’s proposed tolling rules as well as the new I-880 express lanes, scheduled to open in summer 2020.

Half-Light: A Study of the San Francisco Bay Trail By Photographer Kurt Schwabe
Date: Ongoing
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Location: Bay Area Metro Center, First Floor Atrium Lobby, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco
Description: Public art exhibit