On September 11, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) voted to add a performance target focused on jobs and wages to Plan Bay Area 2040 . This is great news for social equity and labor organizations that have been advocating for over three years to get the regional agencies to recognize the economic impacts of their transportation investments and land use decisions.
The regional agencies are hosting a public workshop on October 6 to discuss the new proposed target. The meeting will be from 1pm to 3 pm at the MetroCenter, 101 8th St., Oakland. Here is a link to the MTC staff report with the language proposed for the new target: http://apps.mtc.ca.gov/meeting_packet_documents/agenda_2455/Attachment_C_Remaining_Targets_Memo_Oct_2015.pdf. A final vote on all the performance targets is expected in November.