Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) & Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Bay Area
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are jointly responsible for regional planning for the nine county, 101 city, San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG/MTC jointly adopted its second RTP/SCS known as Plan Bay Area 2040, in 2017, which serves as a limited and focused update to ABAG/MTC’s previous SCS and maintains a similar set of land use and transportation strategies.
Plan Bay Area 2040 carries over a land use scenario that emphasizes "focused growth" by promoting more compact, mixed-use residential and commercial neighborhoods situated near transit through infill and redevelopment strategies, while preserving open space areas. The 2017 SCS transportation strategies resemble those in the 2013 SCS, with an emphasis on "fix-it-first" and enhancing and modernizing existing transit and roadway infrastructure. Expansion projects are intended to improve transit efficiency or capacity and add high-occupancy vehicle or toll lanes to roadways.
- CARB Executive Order accepting ABAG/MTC's determination that the Final SCS would meet the region's GHG emissions reduction targets (June 2018)
- CARB staff's technical evaluation of the ABAG/MTC Final Sustainable Communities Strategy (June 2018)
- Plan Bay Area 2040, adopted July 2017
Past evaluations are available on request, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.