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Aug 06

MTC wants your innovative transportation solutions

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm by Clay Curtin

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and its sister agency, the Association of Bay Area Governments, have kicked off a campaign to solicit big, bold billion-dollar (or even more) ideas from individuals, companies, public agencies and nongovernmental organizations alike for improving mobility across the nine-county Bay Area. Officially known as the Request for Transformative Projects, the campaign is part of the Horizon initiative launched earlier this year by MTC and ABAG to explore a wide range of the challenges and opportunities the Bay Area may face by 2050. 

The Request for Transformative Projects is focused on major investments that were not previously assessed in Plan Bay Area 2040. These could include visionary transportation projects not submitted for Plan Bay Area 2040 – like a second Transbay Tube or an extension of the Central Subway – as well as new ideas to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow – such as a network of aerial trams or a new hyperloop line.

Who can submit a transformative project? You can! The Request for Transformative Projects is a unique opportunity to share your ideas for reshaping Bay Area transportation as we know it.

Five to 10 innovative ideas from people and organizations outside the traditional Bay Area transportation sphere will be selected for full evaluation by MTC and ABAG. This is on top of our standard evaluations of projects recommended by our partner transportation agencies.

Check out the Transformative Project  webpage for details about guidelines, submitting your ideas and how the ideas will be evaluated and announced.  

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Horizon Initiative Project Manager Dave Vautin.