Sustainable Communities Strategy (aka Regional Transportation Plan)

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02/04/2013
The four-year, $320 million OneBayArea Grant (OBAG) Program is a new funding approach that better integrates the region’s federal transportation program with California’s climate law (Senate Bill...
Bay Area from above
07/25/2012
As noted in a previous blog post about the EIR, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is continuing their work on a Draft...
Bay Area from above
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06/22/2012
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) began their work on a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Plan Bay Area. The EIR will...
Bay Area from above
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05/30/2012
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) meetings are getting more and more interesting, with substantive debates pushing staff and...
Bicyclist in SF
05/25/2012
On May 17, we won a victory for climate emissions reductions when MTC/ABAG dedicated $226 million to the Climate Innovative Grants program as they adopted their proposed transportation investment and...
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04/13/2012
  We have finally hit the point in the Sustainable Communities Strategy process where MTC has developed a comprehensive Transportation Investment Strategy. We have just sent MTC a letter with...
Bicyclist in SF
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02/28/2012
On February 22, a majority of MTC commissioners honored their prior decisions and rejected an attempt to prioritize politics over performance. As described in a previous post, MTC was considering...
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02/16/2012
We're getting close to decision time: which projects to include in or exclude from Plan Bay Area (the Regional Transportation Plan & Sustainable Communities Strategy). That's why TransForm...
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11/02/2011
Groundbreaking analysis by MTC looks at which projects will get the Bay Area towards social and environmental goals, but overstates the benefits of “congestion relief” By Stuart Cohen,...
10/30/2011
By Autumn Bernstein, Stuart Cohen, and Eliot Rose Many SB 375 watchers have opined that the law’s success will require a “marathon, not a sprint” since the inertia of existing transportation...

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