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Forecasting Growth


This month, MTC released the Draft Preferred Land Use Scenario, a major milestone towards Plan Bay Area 2040 that will be adopted next year. The Draft Preferred Scenario includes a regional pattern of household and employment growth with a corresponding transportation investment strategy. Sadly, the scenario did not meet the housing and equity goals identified by the Commission and the community through an extensive region-wide outreach process. The scenario forecasts a 13% increase in low-income households spending on housing and transportation over the next 24 years – to 67% of a household’s budget! This leaves very little money left for food, healthcare and other needs. Take a look and let MTC know what you think by 10/14.