The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) connects the nine-county Bay Area’s communities by allocating regional, state and federal funds for transportation projects, planning for the future and coordinating the participation of governments and residents in the planning process.
MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. MTC regularly updates the Regional Transportation Plan, known as Plan Bay Area, a comprehensive blueprint for the development of mass transit, highway, airport, seaport, railroad, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. MTC also functions as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE). And it manages a variety of operational programs such as FasTrak, Clipper, and the 511 Traveler Information System.
A 21-member policy board directs MTC. To help achieve its mission, MTC is aided by a citizen advisory panel and by a coalition of federal, state, regional and local agencies that are responsible for transportation and environmental quality in the Bay Area.
The Commission’s central purpose is to make sure that the transportation networks that connect the residents and communities within the Bay region function smoothly and efficiently. Its job is to plan responsibly to meet the mobility needs of our residents, now and in the future.