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Plan Bay Area

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area on July 18, 2013, an integrated transportation and land-use strategy through 2040.  Every four (4) years the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopts a long-range transportation plan for the Bay Area known as the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and Plan Bay Area marks the nine-county region’s first long-range plan to meet the requirements of California’s landmark 2008 Senate Bill 375, which calls on each of the state’s 18 metropolitan areas to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy to accommodate future population growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks.

Sustainable Communities Strategy

The Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) is mandated by the passage of Senate Bill 375 which requires California metropolitan areas to develop long-term, integrated land use and transportation plans to meet targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The law assigns the responsibility for meeting its requirements to established regional agencies. In the Bay Area, the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have a joint responsibility to manage and prepare the SCS in conjunction with their traditional Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) efforts, respectively.

This joint responsibility is communicated on the One Bay Area website: Within that website click on the “Plan Bay Area” button to find information about the Planning Scenarios and Transportation investments proposed as part of the SCS.  As Marin’s Congestion Management Agency, TAM works with MTC and ABAG and with our members, the cities, towns, and county to coordinate, fund, and implement transportation projects and programs. TAM has played a key role in collecting, synthesizing, and communicating details on the SCS to the TAM Board, local staff, elected officials, and the public.

Posted below are TAM’s staff reports and presentations, along with comment letters from the TAM Board on the SCS, Draft Plan Bay Area, and Draft Plan Bay Area Environmental Impact Report:

May 16, 2013 - Comment Letters on Draft Plan Bay Area/Draft Plan Bay Area EIR

Belvedere (PBA/DEIR)
Corte Madera (PBA/DEIR)
County of Marin (PBA/DEIR)
Fairfax (DEIR)
Larkspur (PBA/DEIR)
Mill Valley (PBA)
Mill Valley (DEIR)
Novato (PBA/DEIR)
San Rafael (PBA/DEIR)
Sausalito (PBA)
Sausalito (DEIR)

May 16, 2013 - Comments from Congestion Management Agencies

Alameda (PBA)
Contra Costa (PBA/DEIR)
San Francisco (PBA)
San Mateo (PBA)
Santa Clara (DEIR)
Solano (PBA/DEIR)
Sonoma (PBA/DEIR)

Draft Plan Bay Area/Draft Plan Bay Area EIR

Draft Plan Bay Area
Draft Plan Bay Area EIR
Plan Bay Area Town Hall (Online Comment Forum)
Overview of the Regional Housing Need Determination, Department of Finance Population Projections and Plan Bay Area Forecast

Initial Vision Scenario

TAM IVS Staff Report 
TAM IVS Response Letter
Larkspur IVS Comment Letter

Alternative Land Use Scenarios

Jan 2012-TAM presentation to Board-SCS Alt LU
Jan 2012-TAM report to Board-SCS Alternative LU Scenario
Jan 2012-TAM SCS Household Growth by PDA and Jurisdiction
Jan 2012-TAM-SCS Employment Growth by PDA and Jurisdiction
Jan 2012-TAM-SCS-Alt-Scenario-Comments

Preferred Scenario

March 2012-TAM SCS presentation
March 2012-TAM SCS Preferred Scenario Update
March 2012-TAM SCS Scenario Comparison-Households
March 2012-TAM SCS Scenario Comparison-Employment
April 2012- TAM-SCS Preferred Scenario Comment Letter
May 2012-ABAG response to TAM Comments on PBA

ABAG’s Sustainable Communities Strategy Q&A Document (April 2012)


Last updated: 8/23/2013 9:38:37 AM