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New Grant Program Available to Local Governments for Car Sharing

July 28, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites city and county governments and other public agencies within the nine-county Bay Area to apply for grants to help expand car sharing services in their communities. As part of its multi-pronged effort  to meet Plan Bay Area’s targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions, the Commission in April 2014 committed $2 million of federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds to provide an expected four or five one-time grants to expand car sharing around the region.

Regional Climate Event explores local approaches to mitigation, adaptation

June 3, 2014

California has until 2050 to cut its GHG by 80 percent from 1990 levels. With this goal in mind, some 150 public, private and non-profit leaders representing best practices and promising initiatives for addressing climate change gathered to exchange ideas at MTC and ABAG’s Oakland offices.

YBike Youth Ambassadors gain skills as riders, leaders

May 22, 2014

It’s a sunny afternoon in May. A fleet of bicycles sits on the playground at Lipman Middle School in Brisbane, a city of 4,200 people along San Francisco’s southern border.  Under the shade of the school building, a group of children and adults in neon safety vests circle up to talk about fitting helmets.