- Plan Bay Area
- Climate Initiatives Program
- Bay Area Prosperity Plan
- Energy Management
- Clean Air Plan
- SF Bay Plan
The Vallejo Intermodal Transit Center. Photo by Karl Nielson.
Article: Adapting to Rising Tides (Oct. 2011)
MTC, in partnership with Caltrans and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), is part of a pilot project sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that is conducting risk assessments of impacts on infrastructure from projected sea level rise
The San Francisco Bay Area's four regional government agencies are collaborating on several key initiatives under the One Bay Area umbrella. Whether it's developing the Bay Area's long-range transportation and land-use/housing plan, tackling climate change, improving air quality, protecting the Bay or increasing energy efficiency, all of these initiatives share one thing in common: they cut across jurisdictional boundaries and can benefit from a coordinated, collaborative approach.
The main One Bay Area initiatives are:
Plan Bay Area is the next iteration of the Bay Area’s long-range transportation and land-use/housing plan. Unlike previous long-range plans, Plan Bay Area combines transportation and land use into a single, integrated plan, as required by California Senate Bill 375. The long-range plan is updated every four years.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Climate Initiatives Program focuses on public outreach and education efforts aimed at helping individuals develop climate-friendly behaviors, reduce the Bay Area’s carbon footprint and lay the groundwork for future climate change initiatives.
The Bay Area Prosperity Plan is a new Bay Area initiative made possible by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in June 2012.
ABAG administers programs addressing environmental and economic sustainability needs that include Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Assistance Program (GHGE), the Bay Area Green Business Program, the Bay Area Call Center for the Energy Upgrade California Program, and partners with MTC and the Bay Area Air Quaility Management District (BAAQMD) to facilitate the Electric Vehicle Readiness Program. These initiatives help reduce energy use in local government faclitities and residential homes, prepare for an influx of electrical vehicles, and increase the efficiency of local businesses across the region.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) developed the Bay Area 2010 Clean Air Plan in collaboration with partner agencies to improve Bay Area air quality and protect public health. It addresses four main categories of pollutants: ground-level ozone, particulate matter, air toxics and greenhouse gases.
The San Francisco Bay Plan is the Bay Conservation and Development Commission's (BCDC) master blueprint for reversing the Bay's decline. It includes policies regulating all Bay filling and dredging, protection of wetlands and water quality, development within the first 100 feet of Bay shoreline and preparing for climate-induced sea level rise.