News Releases

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High-School Interns
Friday, May 5, 2017

MTC is offering high school students around the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area the opportunity to gain professional-level experience this coming summer in transportation planning, engineering and related fields through its High School Internship Program.

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A woman fills out a comment form while children discuss Plan Bay Area 2040 with staff at the Spring 2016 San Mateo County open house in Burlingame.
Monday, May 1, 2017

MTC and ABAG invite the public to a pair of open houses in Fremont and in Redwood City on Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about an update to the region’s long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. 

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

This week Bay Area Bike to Work Day organizers named the winners of the 2017 Bike Commuter of the Year awards, given to recognize individuals for inspiring bicycling in their Bay Area communities through their commitment to travel by bicycle as their primary mode of transport.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

MTC and ABAG this May are holding a series of nine open houses across the Bay Area and invite residents to share their ideas on the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, the long-range regional transportation and land use strategy slated for adoption in July 2017. 

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New Vital Signs Data Tracks Disparate Impacts of Bay Area’s Economic Boom
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Did you know that 45 percent of Bay Area workers in 2015 held jobs paying more than 120 percent of the regional median wage? Or that fewer than one-fifth of the region’s jobs that year were considered middle-wage positions paying 80 percent to 120 percent of the regional median?

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Clipper patrons at new Embarcadero BART station window
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area transit agencies are asking for the public’s help as they continue to plan for improvements to Clipper, the transit fare-payment system for the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Illustration showing people at work and at play with "Draft Environmental Impact Report" banner across the top
Monday, April 17, 2017

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2040, the region’s long-range transportation and housing blueprint.

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Commuters are encouraged to incorporate bicycling into their daily routines on May 11.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Over 100,000 new and seasoned bike commuters are expected to pedal to work on Thursday, May 11, as part of the 23rd annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day.

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Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown, center, discusses a plan to raise $52 billion to fix California roads, during a news conference Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Friday, April 7, 2017

MTC Chair Jake Mackenzie and Vice Chair Scott Haggerty are lauding state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair Jim Beall and Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier for their leadership in securing the Legislature’s passage today of Senate Bill 1.

News Release
Monday, April 3, 2017

Clipper, the all-in-one transit fare payment card already accepted on 20 Bay Area transit systems, today officially expanded to Union City Transit.