Plan Bay Area Spring 2013 Meetings

  • by BPC Staff
  • on March 18, 2013

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) later this month will release for public review and comment the Draft Plan Bay Area and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This will start the public comment period for the long-range plan that has been discussed and developed over the past two years.

What’s Being Released for Public Review:

  • Comment on the Draft Plan Bay Area (release date Friday, March 22, 2013; close of comment period, 4 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013).
  • Comment on the Draft EIR, which examines the proposed plan and four alternatives and analyzes the range of potential environmental impacts that could result from the implementation of Plan Bay Area (release date Friday, March 29, 2013; close of comment period, 4 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013).
  • Comment on the Draft 2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which implements Plan Bay Area by identifying surface transportation projects over the next six years that are regionally significant or will receive federal funds (release date Friday, March 29, 2013; close of comment period, 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013).
  • Comment on the Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Plan Bay Area and the Draft 2013 TIP (release date Friday, March 29, 2013; close of comment period, 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013).

Plan Bay Area 

Plan Bay Area looks forward to the year 2040 and charts a course for the Bay Area’s first ever Sustainable Communities Strategy, accommodating needed housing growth within our nine counties while at the same time decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks.

Open Houses and Public Hearings Offered in All Nine Bay Area Counties 

Attend an Open House to view displays and learn about the Draft Plan Bay Area. Provide oral comments on the Draft Plan at the Public Hearing or leave written comments at the comment station during the Open House. No registration is needed. For transit directions, visit

Open House Hours: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Public Hearing Hours: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Napa County: Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Ave., Napa

Sonoma County: Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa

Thursday, April 11, 2013

San Francisco County: Whitcomb Hotel, 1231 Market St., San Francisco

Monday, April 22, 2013

Solano County: County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo

Contra Costa County: Marriott Hotel, 2355 North Main St., Walnut Creek


Monday, April 29, 2013

Marin County: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

San Mateo County: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Alameda County: Mirage Ballroom, 4100 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

Santa Clara County: Hilton Hotel, 300 Almaden Blvd., San Jose


For more information:


Plan Bay Area Environmental Impact Report (EIR) 

Three public hearings are scheduled as an opportunity to provide oral comments. Oral comments on the Draft EIR also can be made at the Plan Bay Area public hearings listed above.



April 16, 2013 


April 16, 2013 


April 17, 2013 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel,

Novato/Larkspur Room

Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Library, Rooms 225/229

101 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael

101 8th Street


150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose


Submit Comments Multiple Ways 

  • Provide written or oral comments at any of the open houses or public hearings.
  • Submit your comments via email by close of comment period.
  • Participate in an online forum, Plan Bay Area Town Hall, at
  • Send comments via mail to MTC-ABAG, Plan Bay Area Public Comment, 101 8th Street, Oakland, CA, 94607.