OAKLAND, Calif., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) invite the public to a pair of open houses in Pleasanton (Alameda County Fairgrounds, Palm Pavilion, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue) and in Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 North Main Street) on Wednesday, Apr. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. The meetings in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are the first two open houses in a series to be held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 29 and continuing through May 28. 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 will also feature the schedule and key milestones for the plan update, offer information on how new housing and employment is forecast, and provide information on transportation improvements in the works at the county and regional level.
MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG is the official regional planning agency for the 101 cities and towns, and nine counties of the Bay Area.