Regional Transportation Plan
2013 Regional Transportation Plan
The San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is currently developing the 2013 update to its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) (also know as T-2040. This plan is being jointly developed by MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The 2013 RTP Update is a "first" in that it incorporates a new Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) element to the RTP, as required under Senate Bill (SB) 375.
The SCS will be developed in partnership with the regional agencies, local jurisdictions, and Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) through an iterative process. The land use pattern of the SCS, when integrated with the transportation system, should reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks as measured against regional targets established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
For current information on the 2013 RTP Update and the SCS, including meeting schedules, agendas, and recent publications, go to www.OneBayArea.org.
Principles for SB 375
On February 17, 2010, the Authority adopted the following "Principles for Collaborative Development of the SB 375 Sustainable Communities Strategy." The principles are intended to support collaborative decision making that will result in a feasible SCS that meets GHG reduction targets while supporting the Authority's mission, vision, and core values. Click here to download the SB 375 Principles [PDF-157 KB].
The Initial Vision Scenario
On March 11, 2011, MTC/ABAG released the "Initial Vision Scenario" (IVS). This scenario is intended to set the stage for development of SCS alternatives. The IVS assumes that market constraints for housing in the Bay Area would be removed, and that significant funding for improved transit operations would become available by 2035.
Authority comments on the IVS are shown here: IVS comment letter 2011-04-26
During August 2011, MTC/ABAG developed four additional scenarios: Unconstrained and Constrained Core Concentration; Focused Growth, and Outer Bay Area Growth. These scenarios will be evaluated in the Fall of 2011, and a preferred scenario will be selected by 2012.
If you are interested in participating in the T-2040 development process, please visit the MTC/ABAG website at www.OneBayArea.org. For current status on the Authority's work on the SCS and T-2040, please check recent Planning Committee and full Authority agenda packets.