SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend any of three open houses to be held this Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Burlingame (City of Burlingame Recreation Center, Auditorium, 850 Burlingame Avenue); this Thursday, June 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Oakland (MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street); or on Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Corte Madera (Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive) to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. These meetings in San Mateo, Alameda and Marin counties are part of a series to be held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning May 26 and continuing through June 14. For more information about upcoming meeting times, dates and locations in all nine counties, please visit the Plan Bay Area website: www.PlanBayArea.org.
Bay Area residents who attend these open houses will have the opportunity to view displays and offer comments on long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks, house the region's projected population, improve public health, maintain the region's transportation infrastructure, and preserve open space, among others. Displays also will feature the schedule and key milestones for the plan update. The Corte Madera event will also feature a presentation. Planners have prepared several alternative scenarios for what the Bay Area could look like in 2040, and are seeking the public's help in selecting desired features among these alternatives, and in prioritizing transportation investments.