Equity & Environment

Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report

The purpose of the Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is to disclose whether the Amendment to Plan Bay Area 2040 would result in any new significant environmental impacts or substantial increase the severity of significant impacts disclosed in the Final EIR.

Final Environmental Impact Report

The Final EIR for Plan Bay Area 2040 includes the Draft EIR, a copy of each comment on the Draft EIR received by MTC and ABAG during the public comment period, responses to comments on environmental issues raised in those comments, and corrections and clarifications to the Draft EIR.

State Clearinghouse’s CEQAnet Web Portal

The CEQAnet Web Portal contains key information for CEQA environmental documents and notices submitted to the State.

Final Environmental Impact Report - Appendices

This report provides appendices to the Final EIR, including (A) Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, (B) Revised Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures Table and (C) EIR Comment Letters and Attachments.

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Draft EIR for Plan Bay Area 2040 discloses potential environmental impacts of the plan's projected growth and impacts associated with implementing the plan’s projected land use and assumed transportation projects. Where a significant or potentially significant impact may occur, mitigation measures are provided along with the responsible party and timing for implementation.

Draft Environmental Impact Report - Appendices

This report provides numerous technical appendices to the Draft EIR.

Final Equity Analysis Report

The equity analysis for Plan Bay Area 2040 demonstrates MTC’s compliance as a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) with federal requirements related to Title VI and environmental justice in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) development process. It also helps policymakers, local jurisdictions and the public understand the equity-related implications of implementing the plan on the region’s disadvantaged communities.

Final Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis

The purpose of the air quality conformity analysis report is to verify that the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2019 Transportation Improvement Plan conform with the latest U.S. Environmental Protection Agency transportation conformity regulations and the Bay Area Conformity State Implementation Plan.

Performance & Public Participation

Final Glossary

The glossary provides a list of key terms used in Plan Bay Area 2040 along with accompanying definitions.

Final Native American Tribal Outreach Report

State and federal regulations require MTC to conduct government-to-government consultation with tribal governments of federally-recognized Native American tribes regarding MTC’s planning and programming activities, as well as to analyze and avoid or mitigate impacts to Native American cultural resources under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This report documents MTC’s outreach to the region’s Native American tribes during the preparation of Plan Bay Area 2040.

Final Performance Assessment Report

This report details regional performance targets developed by MTC and ABAG to evaluate planning scenarios, individual transportation projects and compliance with state law as part of the performance-based planning process for Plan Bay Area 2040. Building on the framework established as part of the original Plan Bay Area, Plan Bay Area 2040 featured an expanded emphasis on equity and sustainability.

Final Public Engagement Program Report

A comprehensive program of public involvement activities is a key part of MTC and ABAG’s long-range planning process for Plan Bay Area 2040. This report details outreach with local government officials, a federal Public Participation Plan that describes the public’s involvement in the plan’s development, and engagement activities including workshops and public hearings on the plan in each of the region’s nine counties.

Final Public Outreach and Participation Evaluation Report

This evaluation report outlines the many public outreach and participation efforts undertaken in support of Plan Bay Area 2040 between 2014 and 2017. It also aims to evaluate the successes and challenges associated with those efforts to inform engagement associated with the next iteration of Plan Bay Area, slated to kick off later in 2019 and continue until adoption in 2021.

Land Use

Final Land Use Modeling Report

This report presents a technical overview of the land use model utilized in Plan Bay Area 2040 and EIR, including a brief overview of the technical methods used in the analysis, a description of the key assumptions made in the modeling process and a presentation of relevant results for each EIR alternative. The report contains an appendix with household and employment forecasts by jurisdiction and county.

Final Regional Forecast of Jobs, Population and Housing

The regional forecast describes changes in employment, population, households and income distribution over three decades for the region and provides a set of common regional assumptions of how the region might grow. The regional forecast also serves as the control total for the scenario analysis in which the estimated increment of growth is econometrically distributed to jurisdictions and smaller geographic areas within the region according to a set of policy assumptions.

Final Scenario Planning Report

Staff developed and evaluated four alternative land use and transportation scenarios illustrating the effects that different housing, land use and transportation strategies would have on adopted Plan Bay Area 2040 goals and performance targets. This report describes the scenario planning approach, the scenario development and refinement process, the scenarios considered, and provides a comparison of land use and transportation strategies across these scenarios.

Final Statutorily-Required Plan Maps

This report provides a compendium of all maps required by state statute not included in the primary plan document.


Final Financial Assumptions Report

This report details the federal, state, regional and local funding sources to implement Plan Bay Area 2040 and the respective funding programs of Plan Bay Area 2040’s revenue projections.

Final Freight Emissions Reduction Action Plan

This report documents and evaluates strategies to reduce emissions from goods movement throughout the region. It was developed to meet regional goals and objectives but also to be consistent with and supportive of major policy initiatives at the state level, such as the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

Final Investment Strategy Report

The transportation investment strategy is the set of projects and programs — and associated funding — that supports Plan Bay Area 2040’s projected land use pattern and helps the region achieve its performance targets. This report describes the methodology for creating the investment strategy, provides more detail on the broad investment categories described in the Plan document and describes funding programs for implementing major transit priorities.

Final Project List

The Project List includes the projects and programs included in Plan Bay Area 2040, individually listed and mapped.

Final Local Streets and Roads, Bridges and State Highway Needs Assessment

This report details the estimated funding needed to operate and maintain the existing local street and road (LSR) system, including bridges on the locally-owned system, the cost of needed capital maintenance of the seven state-owned toll bridges (does not include the Golden Gate Bridge) and the cost of capital maintenance of the state highway system within the nine-county Bay Area over the plan’s time horizon.

Final Regional Transportation Plan Checklist

This checklist from the California Department of Transportation verifies that Plan Bay Area 2040 has addressed all relevant federal and state requirements for a long-range Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.

Final Transit Operating and Capital Needs and Revenue Assessment

This report details the estimated funding needed to operate and maintain existing transit services over the 24-year plan period. The estimate of needs includes the cost to maintain transit assets in a state of good repair — meaning assets are replaced at the end of their useful lives — and the cost to maintain transit capital assets at their condition levels as well as maintain existing service levels for public transit.

Final Travel Modeling Report

The travel model report presents selected technical results from the analysis of alternatives performed in support of Plan Bay Area 2040, describing the reaction of travelers to transportation projects and policies and quantifying the impact of cumulative individual decisions on the Bay Area’s transportation networks and environment. A brief overview of the technical methods used in the analysis, as well as a brief description of the key assumptions made for each alternative, precede the presentation of results.