Public Workshop on the Future of Transportation in Solano County And the Bay Area

MTC and FELAD Co-Sponsor Workshop May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    OAKLAND, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you concerned about traffic
 and its effect on our community, economy, and environment?  The future of
 transportation in Solano County and the Bay Area will be the subject of a
 public workshop sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
 on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The workshop will be held at
 the Federation of Latin American Descendants (FELAD) Resource Center,
 420 Virginia Street (between Sonoma Boulevard and Marin Street), Vallejo.
     The meeting is being co-sponsored by MTC and FELAD, the Vallejo
 Inter-tribal Council, Filipino-American Social Services, and the Continental
 of Omega Boys and Girls Club.  Refreshments will be served.
     The RTP will be adopted in November 2001.  Each county's transportation
 priorities will influence the RTP and how billions of federal, state, and
 regional tax dollars should be spent over the next 25 years to manage,
 maintain, and improve the Bay Area transportation network.  The network
 includes transit systems, highways, airports, seaports, railroads, and bicycle
 and pedestrian facilities.
     Interactive graphic displays will be used to illustrate transportation
 issues and to invite participants to express their views on proposed
 transportation projects, as well as on how the transportation system affects
 the economy, the environment, and social equity.  An open discussion will
 follow.
     Tranquilino Martinez, a representative on the Minority Citizens Advisory
 Committee to MTC for Solano County, said, "This is an excellent opportunity
 for Latinos, Native Americans, Filipinos, African Americans and others to
 offer their perspectives on how transportation dollars should be invested in
 the coming decades.  Whether you are concerned with improving your local bus
 services, reducing congestion on Bay Area roads, or eliminating potholes from
 local streets, now is the time to speak up."
     MTC, the transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency for
 the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, is sponsoring the workshop in a
 special effort to work with community organizations and a range of interest
 groups to ensure broad public participation in developing the 2001 Regional
 Transportation Plan (RTP).
     For more information about the public workshop or the Regional
 Transportation Plan, contact MTC at 510-464-7787 or e-mail at info@mtc.ca.gov.
 Can't come to the workshop?  Express your views online by completing an
 interactive survey.  Visit MTC's Web site at
 www.mtc.ca.gov/projects/rtp/survey.htm.
 
 

SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you concerned about traffic
 and its effect on our community, economy, and environment?  The future of
 transportation in Solano County and the Bay Area will be the subject of a
 public workshop sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
 on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The workshop will be held at
 the Federation of Latin American Descendants (FELAD) Resource Center,
 420 Virginia Street (between Sonoma Boulevard and Marin Street), Vallejo.
     The meeting is being co-sponsored by MTC and FELAD, the Vallejo
 Inter-tribal Council, Filipino-American Social Services, and the Continental
 of Omega Boys and Girls Club.  Refreshments will be served.
     The RTP will be adopted in November 2001.  Each county's transportation
 priorities will influence the RTP and how billions of federal, state, and
 regional tax dollars should be spent over the next 25 years to manage,
 maintain, and improve the Bay Area transportation network.  The network
 includes transit systems, highways, airports, seaports, railroads, and bicycle
 and pedestrian facilities.
     Interactive graphic displays will be used to illustrate transportation
 issues and to invite participants to express their views on proposed
 transportation projects, as well as on how the transportation system affects
 the economy, the environment, and social equity.  An open discussion will
 follow.
     Tranquilino Martinez, a representative on the Minority Citizens Advisory
 Committee to MTC for Solano County, said, "This is an excellent opportunity
 for Latinos, Native Americans, Filipinos, African Americans and others to
 offer their perspectives on how transportation dollars should be invested in
 the coming decades.  Whether you are concerned with improving your local bus
 services, reducing congestion on Bay Area roads, or eliminating potholes from
 local streets, now is the time to speak up."
     MTC, the transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency for
 the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, is sponsoring the workshop in a
 special effort to work with community organizations and a range of interest
 groups to ensure broad public participation in developing the 2001 Regional
 Transportation Plan (RTP).
     For more information about the public workshop or the Regional
 Transportation Plan, contact MTC at 510-464-7787 or e-mail at info@mtc.ca.gov.
 Can't come to the workshop?  Express your views online by completing an
 interactive survey.  Visit MTC's Web site at
 www.mtc.ca.gov/projects/rtp/survey.htm.
 
 SOURCE  Metropolitan Transportation Commission