Modeling the region’s future

From SPUR:

As the Bay Area debates and develops its first combined Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, the modelers at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments are busy. They are analyzing how far our regional decisions about transportation investments, policies and land-use changes will get us towards goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and driving. Learn how the regional models work and why they are important for regional planning. With David Ory from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Michael Reillyfrom the Association of Bay Area Governments.

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