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ABAG and MTC are working to develop three land use and transportation scenarios as part of the update of the region’s long-range transportation and housing plan, known as Plan Bay Area 2040. What’s a scenario? Scenarios represent alternative futures based on distinct land use development patterns and transportation investment strategies.

Scenario Planning Approach

Some 600 individuals participated in one of the nine Plan Bay Area 2040 open houses held throughout the region, or in the virtual open house on this website's Open Forum. Additional comments were received via email and mail.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this spring's Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses and the Virtual Open House. 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. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this spring's Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses and the Virtual Open House. 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 outreach for Plan Bay Area 2040 is in full swing this spring, with MTC and ABAG staging open houses in each of the nine Bay Area counties through May 28. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to two open houses on Wednesday, May 13, in San Francisco (7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco) and on Thursday, May 28, in San Rafael (5 p.m.

OAKLAND, CA—The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend any of five open houses to be held this Wednesday and Thursday in San Jose, San Mateo, Napa, Fairfield and Santa Rosa to learn about Plan Bay Area 2040, an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to a pair of open houses in Pleasanton (Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue) and in Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street) on Wednesday, Apr.

Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region’s future growth at a series of public open houses being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28. The discussion results and feedback will help inform the development of Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range integrated land-use and transportation plan. 

How do you describe your Bay Area community to others? If you could only offer three adjectives to describe what you like about your town or city, what would they be? We want to hear from you! Add your adjectives and join the discussion on our online Plan Bay Area Open Forum.