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Jul 01, 2015, 19:10 ET
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State Approves $47 Million in Affordable Housing Grants for 11 Bay Area Projects

Local transportation and planning officials are applauding yesterday's action by California's Strategic Growth Council to award over $47 million in...

Jun 25, 2015, 16:12 ET
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2015 Bay Area Team Bike Challenge Tops All Records

However you measure Team Bike Challenge's impact — whether it's the number of people who participated, the amount of green miles cycled, the...

Jun 24, 2015, 13:49 ET
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Interactive Website Takes Pulse Of The San Francisco Bay Area Economy

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week unveiled a new interactive, web-based lens for viewing the effects of the Bay...

Jun 19, 2015, 13:15 ET
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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvement Project Seeks Inclusion into Plan Bay Area and Transportation Improvement Program

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite Bay Area residents to comment on a...

May 26, 2015, 16:00 ET
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MTC to Consider Major Expansion of Bike Share Program

WHEN:     Wed. May 27, 2015      9:35 a.m.:  Commission...

May 14, 2015, 21:10 ET
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Threat of Rain Does Not Deter Bike to Work Day Riders

 The forecast of rain could not keep tens of thousands of bike commuters across the Bay Area from participating in Bike to Work Day's 21st...

May 12, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Two Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Remaining for San Francisco and Marin Counties

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to open houses in San...

May 11, 2015, 16:19 ET
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Task Force Partners Introduce New App For Traffic Incident Responders

 The Bay Area Incident Management Task Force (IMTF) — a multi-agency partnership that includes the Metropolitan Transportation...

May 04, 2015, 19:59 ET
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Celebrate National Bike Month by Biking to Work on May 14

What better way to participate in National Bike Month in May than by getting on a bicycle and pedaling as part of the 21st annual Bay Area Bike to...

May 04, 2015, 15:00 ET
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Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses This Week in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to attend any of five...

Apr 28, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Plan Bay Area 2040 Open Houses Kick Off This Week in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Local Streets and Roads No Better, But No Worse

 The good news is the quality of the pavement on the typical Bay Area street did not deteriorate in 2014. The bad news is that neither did it...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Bay Area Open Houses Scheduled for Plan Bay Area 2040 Regional Transportation and Housing Plan

Who: Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) & Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) What: A series of public open houses for Bay...

Apr 09, 2015, 11:36 ET
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Local/State Transportation Leaders Stand Up for Transportation

Top officials from more than a dozen local and state transportation agencies are joining together today in San Francisco to show solidarity...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:32 ET
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New Data on MTC Website Identifies Trends Affecting Bay Area Land and People

Did you know that the Bay Area outpaced every one of the other Top 10 U.S. metro areas except Houston for job growth from 2010 through 2013? Or...

Mar 26, 2015, 18:47 ET
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Jake Mackenzie Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission rounded out its leadership team on Wednesday by unanimously electing Rohnert Park Councilmember...

Mar 24, 2015, 12:04 ET
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Bay Area's Bike to Work Day Turns 21 on May 14

 How did you celebrate turning 21? Visions of parties, toasts and more coming to mind? In the Bay Area, Bike to Work Day will celebrate its...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:11 ET
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Dave Cortese Elected Chair of Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese took over the reins of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today after...

Feb 12, 2015, 17:24 ET
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Applications Open for Paid High School Summer Internships

First-time jobs can be hard to come by, so getting a paid summer internship and gaining experience while still in high school is a real score. High...

Feb 11, 2015, 18:56 ET
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Fresh Faces Join MTC as New Four-Year Term Begins

 The governing Commission of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) started a new four-year term this week and welcomed three new or...