Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan

Draft Plan Bay Area 2040

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Welcome to Plan Bay Area 2040, an updated long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. This document discusses how the Bay Area will grow over the next two decades and identifies transportation and land use strategies to enable a more sustainable, equitable and economically vibrant future. Starting with the current state of the region, this document describes Plan Bay Area 2040 and its goals, a proposed growth pattern and supporting transportation investment strategy, and key actions needed to address ongoing and long-term regional challenges.


The plan is a joint effort of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the region’s transportation planning, financing, and coordinating agency, and the Association of Bay Area Governments, the regional planning agency and Council of Governments. Plan Bay Area 2040 is a limited and focused update of the region’s previous integrated transportation and land use plan, Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013. To view a schedule of Plan Bay Area 2040 open houses and public hearings, read the latest news including updates on plan adoption, and learn more about the plan's history and development, visit


For a list of terms used in Plan Bay Area 2040 along with accompanying definitions, please see the Glossary.