MTC Invites Comments on Public Participation Plan

MTC Invites Comments on Public Participation Plan

Monday, November 10, 2014
Contact:
John Goodwin (510) 817-5862 & Catalina Alvarado (510) 817-5783

Oakland, CA—How can we get more people involved in transportation policies and investment choices? What are the best ways to encourage Bay Area residents to participate in planning for the region's future? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) — the Bay Area's transportation planning and financing agency — is inviting public review and comments on its Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan.

The draft document can be viewed online at http://mtc.ca.gov/get_involved/participation_plan.htm. Comments are due by 4 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015. The Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan highlights opportunities for Bay Area residents to engage in the range of MTC's planning work and funding allocations. Also included as Appendix A to the Draft Public Participation Plan are planning and decision milestones for the pending update to the region's long-range transportation and land use blueprint, known as Plan Bay Area — slated to be adopted jointly by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments in 2017.

MTC's current Public Participation Plan was adopted in 2010 to satisfy state and federal requirements for a transparent and inclusive public process. A final 2015 Public Participation Plan is slated for adoption in February 2015. Comments can be emailed to info@bayareametro.gov; mailed to Public Information, MTC, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607; or faxed to (510) 817-5848. Comments must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015.

To request a copy of the Draft 2015 Public Participation Plan, please call MTC at (510) 817-5757.