MTC has endorsed 22 local ballot measures that together would generate approximately $16.4 billion for transportation, including efforts to extend and rebuild BART, maintain AC Transit operations, improve Muni and Caltrain operations, repair roads and reduce congestion, and provide approximately $3 billion for affordable housing and homelessness. More
The last segment of the bicycle/pedestrian path across the Bay Bridge East Span opened to the public on Sunday, October 23, 2016, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to go all the way from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island.
The bike path will be open weekends and holidays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed weekdays while demolition of the old Bay Bridge East Span continues. Hours will be extended in the spring and summer. A free shuttle connects the path's landing on Yerba Buena Island with parking on Treasure Island. MORE
MTC unveiled its annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most congested freeway segments, with the afternoon drive on northbound U.S. 101 and eastbound Interstate 80 in San Francisco ranking as the region’s most congested location. More
A new report by MTC along with six Bay Area public transit agencies finds that transit serving San Francisco’s primary employment centers experienced growth exceeding even the most aggressive forecasts over the last 10 years. The region’s transportation infrastructure is already past physical capacity during peak travel periods and will be unable to accommodate anticipated future riders without significant new transportation investments. MORE
Caltrans has recognized the Bay Area’s Spare the Air Youth Program with an Excellence in Transportation Award in the Public Awareness Campaigns category. Spare the Air Youth encourages youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to choose active transportation through coordination programs that aim to reduce transportation emissions. MORE
As part of the tenfold bike share expansion from 700 to 7,000 bikes across San Francisco, the East Bay and San Jose, Motivate and MTC announced a $5 introductory annual membership rate for low-income Bay Area residents.
MTC and Motivate also announced $260,000 in new funding for community-based organizations to conduct outreach and education for low-income and minority residents in the bike share service area. MORE
The “Megaregion Early Morning Commute Map” shows the percentage of people by census tract who begin their commutes at 6 a.m. or earlier. There are over a half-million workers who travel to work in the early morning hours, and these travelers are more likely to be located in outlying areas such as Tracy, Manteca, Dixon, Fairfield, Brentwood and Antioch. Download
MTC’s latest Vital Signs release shows rapid growth in congestion and jobs – and a big slowdown in housing units permitted. Explore, visualize and share the latest Vital Signs indicators in four key areas of regional vitality: transportation, land and people, the economy, and the environment. Explore
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Wednesday, November 9
The Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee, MTC Administration Committee, and MTC Programming and Allocations Committee will meet starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center. MTC’s Policy Advisory Council will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, November 14–Sunday, November 20
The SF Urban Film Festival is co-sponsored by MTC and will be in venues around San Francisco. This unique film festival focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice and project implementation to improve our cities. Organized by urban planners, the festival screens films in tandem with panel discussions and storytelling workshops. www.sfurbanfilmfest.com
Wednesday, November 16
The Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority, the Bay Area Headquarters Authority, the Bay Area Toll Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will meet starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center.
Thursday, November 17
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the ABAG Executive Board will meet starting at 7 p.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center to consider adoption of the Final Preferred Land Use Scenario and Transportation Investment Strategy for Plan Bay Area 2040.
The complete meeting schedule and copies of meeting agendas are available on our website. Please note that meeting dates and times are subject to change and should always be verified online. VIEW
Meetings are streamed live over the internet. (Please note: the media player only functions during live broadcasts.) VIEW
The number of FasTrak® accounts and Clipper® cards continue increasing on a month-to-month basis, and there have been improvements in wait times for both the Call Box program and the Freeway Service Patrol, according to MTC’s Operational Statistics for October 2016. Download
Follow the experiences of the high school sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors who made up MTC’s 16th class of high school interns in our special five-part feature, “A Summer in Transportation.” The 39 students were placed in summer internship positions at local transportation agencies throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, with the goal of introducing them to the possibilities of careers in transportation. More
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