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March 26, 2013 > Comment on the Draft Plan Bay Area

Comment on the Draft Plan Bay Area

Submitted By MTC

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released the Draft Plan Bay Area and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for public review and comment. Plan Bay Area is the long-range plan that has been discussed and developed over the past two years.

The following are 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 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 are 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 511.org.

For the full schedule of open houses/public hearings and venues in the Bay Area, visit www.onebayarea.org. Open Houses will last from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Public Hearings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Comments may be submitted in any of the following ways: provide written or oral comments at any of the open houses or public hearings; email your comments to info@onebayarea.org by close of comment period; participate in an online forum, Plan Bay Area Town Hall, at www.OneBayArea.org; or, send comments via mail to MTC-ABAG, Plan Bay Area Public Comment, 101 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.

For more information or a copy of the Draft Plan, visit www.OneBayArea.org or email info@onebayarea.org

Draft Plan Bay Area
Wednesday, May 1
6-9 p.m.
Mirage Ballroom
4100 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

Draft Plan Bay Area
Wednesday, May 1
6-9 p.m.
Hilton Hotel
300 Almaden Blvd., San Jose

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