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MTC’s Planning Committee on February 13 agreed to forward a Final Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) to the full Commission with a recommendation for approval. The Planning Committee met jointly with ABAG’s Administrative Committee, which also endorsed the document.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today unveiled its innovative Vital Signs website, an interactive tool that Bay Area residents can use to track the region’s progress toward reaching key transportation, land use, environmental and economic policy goals.

The national advocacy group Transportation for America has released a new guidebook for metropolitan transportation planning that hails the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)’s use of comprehensive performance measures to guide planning and investment decisions as a model for other metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) around the country.

Two updated transportation funding proposals to bolster the region’s aging public transit network and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be considered for referral to the full Commission by MTC’s Programming and Allocations Committee on December 11th.  The proposals have been updated to reflect public comments received since their release last month.

MTC on November 7 released a Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan for public review. Comments are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015. Comments can be emailed to info@mtc.ca.gov or sent to Public Information, MTC, MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607.

MTC is updating its Public Participation Plan (PPP). Share your ideas via Plan Bay Area Open Forum on how best to involve Bay Area residents in key planning and funding allocation decisions, including

MTC staff and commissioners past and present are mourning the loss of John F. Foran, the former California legislator known as the “Father of MTC,” whose legacy lives on through the agency he created. He died last Thursday in his San Francisco home at the age of 84, after battling cancer.

How much would you be willing to pay for a house in the Bay Area? And where in the Bay Area can you afford to live for that price? How long would it take to get to work from there? What if you biked?

Thousands of students will be seeing stars—sea stars, that is—in Bay Area classrooms this school year. It’s all thanks to a visit from the BayMobile, a traveling aquarium that brings sea creatures and a team of talented educators from San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay straight to schools free of charge.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites city and county governments and other public agencies within the nine-county Bay Area to apply for grants to help expand car sharing services in their communities.