Residents Get New Online Tools to Help Shape Bay Area’s Future


779 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week unveiled two new online tools to make it easier for Bay Area residents to weigh in on the policies and strategies shaping Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and housing roadmap.

The Build a Better Bay Area website is an interactive quiz that introduces residents to three alternative scenarios—Main Streets, Connected Neighborhoods, and Big Cities—being considered by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and helps residents see which alternative scenario (or scenarios) for the future of the Bay Area align most closely with their own personal priorities. Quiz questions mirror the tough decisions facing the Bay Area as the region adapts to the challenges of future population growth.

The Plan Bay Area Open Forum offers residents information about the three scenarios and asks them to provide input by answering four quick questions. Comments and responses are published and publicly viewable on the forum, with the hope of sparking a conversation online.

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Take the Build a Better Bay Area quiz | Check out the Plan Bay Area Open Forum

Three Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Remaining

Come learn about the three land use and transportation scenarios developed to inform the update of the region’s long-range transportation and housing plan, known as Plan Bay Area 2040. Your voice will contribute to the selection of a preferred scenario, which is slated to be approved by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Executive Board and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in September 2016.

The public is invited to attend any of three open houses to be held Monday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 14, in Fairfield, Santa Rosa and San Francisco. The meetings in Solano, Sonoma and San Francisco counties are the final three open houses in a series that has been held in all nine Bay Area counties since May 26. For more details, visit planbayarea.org, or contact us at info@planbayarea.org and (415) 778-6757.

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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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