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Caltrain Service Cuts Could Be Mitigated With New MTC Plan

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Communities from San Francisco to San Jose may be saved from much of the expected crippling Caltrain service cuts. A new Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) plan being developed could make up much of the agency’s budget deficit for the next two years, said MTC Public Information Officer John Goodwin. A large chunk of the coming […]

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 […]

Joint MTC Planning Committee/ABAG Administrative Committee

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The MTC Planning Committee considers matters relating to MTC regional, corridor-level, and other planning activities. The ABAG Administrative Committee studies and submits reports and recommendations to the Executive Board on matters assigned by the Board. Agenda: Air Quality Conformity Redetermination Funding recommendations for the Regional PDA and PCA Planning Programs For assistance, please contact Janice […]

California Could Start Requiring Drivers to Report VMT

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When USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood last month suggested that the country should consider replacing the gas tax with a tax on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to compensate for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund, which is primarily supported from gas taxes, the White House immediately rebuffed him, assuring the public and angry editorial boards that Obama […]

MTC Adopts Aggressive 15 Percent Target for Reducing Emissions by 2035

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Photo: Keenahn The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), in a historic vote Wednesday that will help guide the future for more sustainable land use and transportation planning in the Bay Area, recommended a 15 percent per capita target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2035, the most aggressive goal to date among California’s metropolitan planning […]