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State and Federal Advocacy

MTC is your regional transportation advocate. We track policy and funding developments at the state and federal levels to:

  • Ensure that the Bay Area benefits from new opportunities
  • Defend against proposals that may reduce funding for Bay Area transportation
  • Advance our goal of a safe, efficient and well-maintained regional transportation system

MTC works hard to ensure the Bay Area’s transportation needs are heard by our elected officials in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. 

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Our testimony at the state capitol and on Capitol Hill focuses on increasing transportation funding for our region. We want to enact legislation that helps achieve the goals of our “Sustainable Communities Strategy.”  See Plan Bay Area, the region's long-range plan that charts a course for transportation investment and land-use priorities through the year 2040.

MTC also negotiates agreements among numerous local agencies. By presenting a united front, we help the Bay Area put its best foot forward when competing for state and federal funding.

MTC’s state and federal advocacy efforts are guided by its Legislation Committee

Committee meetings cover the latest developments in Sacramento and Washington, as well as recommendations by MTC staff to support or oppose particular bills.

MTC’s Legislative History is a detailed list of bills the Commission is tracking in Sacramento and Washington D.C., including those MTC supports or opposes.