Upcoming Plan Bay Area 2040 EIR Scoping Meetings



Plan Bay Area

Share Your Comments at the Upcoming

Plan Bay Area 2040 EIR Scoping Meetings

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invites you to comment on the scope and content of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) that will be conducted for the update of Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation plan looking out to the year 2040 for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

Plan Bay Area 2040 is a long-range plan that balances future mobility and housing needs with other economic, environmental, and public health goals. It identifies regional transportation planning needs, priorities and funding, and allows project sponsors to qualify for federal funding for public transit, streets and roads and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The Plan must demonstrate achievement of a region’s share of state greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and is required to be updated every four years.

If you represent an agency that may rely upon the EIR for project approval and/or tiering, MTC and ABAG are particularly interested in what information may be helpful for these purposes. Input is also sought from organizations and individuals as to the issues that should be addressed in the EIR.

All interested agencies, organizations and individuals are welcome to submit comments and/or participate in the scoping meetings for the Draft EIR. Oral comments will be accepted during three regional scoping meetings:

Thursday, May 26, 2016
11 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
One Washington Square, Room 225
San Jose, California

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 8th Street
Oakland, California

Thursday, June 2, 2016
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, California

For more information, visit PlanBayArea.org.

Written comments will be accepted at the scoping meetings; via mail to MTC Public Information, 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, 94105; via fax to 510.817.5848 before May 19 (beginning May 23, send fax to 415.536.9800); or via email to eircomments@mtc.ca.gov. Written comments must be received at the MTC offices no later than June 15, 2016. For more information, call the MTC Public Information Office at 510.817.5757 before May 19 (beginning May 23, call 415.778.6757). Note: MTC and ABAG will have new phone numbers beginning May 23.

Do you need written materials in large type or in Braille to participate in MTC or BATA meetings? Do you need a sign language interpreter or other assistance? Is English your second language? Do you need one of our documents translated? Do you need an interpreter who speaks your language present at one of our meetings?

We can help! You can request assistance by calling 510.817.5757 before May 19 (call 415.778.6757 beginning May 23) or 510.817.5769 for TDD/TTY before May 19 (the TDD/TTY number is 415.778.6769 beginning May 23). Visit mtc.ca.gov for more information. We require at least three days’ notice to provide reasonable accommodations. We prefer more notice if possible. We will make every effort to arrange for assistance as soon as possible.