News Features

News Features

A bench with trees in the foregrwound while a sailboat, bridge and buildings are in the background of this illustration from the Mayor of Bayville game.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

New routes for bicycles and pedestrians, denser housing near transit stops, and more frequent and reliable train service were the top three strategies chosen by more than 3,100 people who played the Mayor of Bayville this fall.

A tabletop sign reading "It's Your Future, Bay Area" with the Plan Bay Area 2050 logo is in the foreground while a staff member speaks with members of the public in the background.
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Better public transit, more affordable housing and new routes for safe biking and walking were recurring themes raised by Bay Area residents at more than three dozen “pop-up” workshops held around the region this fall.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The construction of any new travel route across San Francisco Bay — whether for cars, trucks and buses; for BART or other rail services; or for a combination of auto and rail uses — certainly would have a transformative effect on the Bay Area, reshaping both the region’s transportation network an

A bench with trees in the foregrwound while a sailboat, bridge and buildings are in the background of this illustration from the Mayor of Bayville game.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MTC and ABAG are pleased to announce the launch of the Mayor of Bayville, the agencies' very first online game.

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.