News Features

News Features

The West Span of the Bay Bridge stretches from Yerba Buena Island in the foreground to San Francisco in the background as the sun rises.
Thursday, September 12, 2019

The future will be here before we know it, and Plan Bay Area 2050 is a roadmap to help the Bay Area prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Illustrated roadmap with cars, trees, bicycle, building and sailboat.
Monday, June 17, 2019

While the Plan Bay Area 2050 long-range planning process will not officially kick off until September 2019, MTC and ABAG are beginning some of the technical analyses required to develop the plan in spring and summer 2019.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Have you seen any recent changes in your commute? Do you want better connections with an agency that plans for the future of our road, highway and transit networks?

Friday, May 26, 2017

The deadline for the public to comment on the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is June 1, 2017. 

Oakland's skyline, with the Tribune Tower featured prominently.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Plan Bay Area 2040, an update to the region’s long-range transportation and land use plan, has marked a major milestone with the adoption of the Final Preferred Scenario by the MTC Commission and ABAG Executive Board. 

a Muni Metro streetcar glides past compact housing in San Francisco
Friday, September 9, 2016

Today the Draft Preferred Land Use Scenario was released, marking a major milestone toward the development of Plan Bay Area 2040.

A Plan Bay Area 2040 Public Meeting sign is visible through the spokes of a bicycle tire.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in this spring's Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), along with local agencies and your local elected officials, value your ideas.

Public interaction at PBA meeting
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invite public comments at a joint meeting on Friday, July 8 on alternative planning scenarios for future Bay Area housing and job growth, as well as associated transportation needs.

A sampling of Build a Better Bay Area online tool, as seen on the iPhone.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week unveiled two new online tools to make it easier for Bay Area residents to weigh in on the policies and strategies shaping Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and housing roadmap.

A man in a wheelchair next to a Plan Bay Area 2040 display board.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend an open house to be held this Thursday, June 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.