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Plan Bay Area Passes in a Room Full of Paranoid Conservative Activists

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Plan Bay Area, the 25-year regional development and transportation funding strategy, was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments last night. The commissions passed a plan that includes some highway expansions and won’t meet the region’s own goals for sustainable transportation, according to projections, but which nevertheless represents a step forward for smart […]

Today’s Headlines

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Bicyclist in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run Crash in Watsonville (Merc)  Driver Charged with Intentionally Running Down Cyclist in Portland (Bike Portland) Caltrain Service Changes Go into Effect Today (NBC 11) Media News Editorial Blasts High-Speed Rail Project, Calls It "Highly Questionable" Planner Considers a Less Car Dependent Napa County (North Bay Business Journal) Chronicle Op-Ed: […]

Call for Regional Coordination of Land Use and Transportation

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It appears a consensus is forming among local governments that building more livable and sustainable communities is an immediate priority. At a conference in San Francisco yesterday, elected officials from across the Bay Area, along with business, housing, development and transportation groups, called for a coordinated land use and transportation planning strategy to account for […]

MTC Meeting

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Schedule and Agenda: Association of Bay Area Governments Bay Area Air Quality Management District Bay Conservation and Development Commission Metropolitan Transportation Commission Joint Policy Committee Meeting 

MTC Report Shows Dismal Future for Transit Operators

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Image: MTC The 2009 Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Annual Report paints a sobering picture of funding crises at nearly every Bay Area Transit operator — crises we’ve covered extensively on Streetsblog — and sums up the situation bluntly: "There is no way to sugarcoat it: These are difficult, daunting days for public transit in the […]