As part of MTC’s efforts to update the Regional Transportation Plan Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), C/CAG is requesting project sponsors to submit regionally significant projects as part of the development of the RTP/SCS, also known as Plan Bay Area 2050 (PBA 2050).
Project sponsors are requested to submit regionally significant projects which are defined as follows:
- Regionally-significant project means a transportation project (other than an exempt project) that is adding capacity to a facility which serves regional transportation needs including at a minimum the principal arterial system and all fixed guideway transit facilities.
- In the context of Plan Bay Area 2050, a project proposal will be deemed regionally-significant if it meets any of the following:
- Expands or extends the principal arterial system (length must be greater than ¼ mile)
- Expands or extends a roadway to become part of the principal arterial system (length must be greater than ¼ mile)
- Reduces the number of lanes (e.g., road diet) of the principal arterial system (length must be greater than ¼ mile)
- Adds new or expands access to the principal arterial system (e.g., new interchanges or interchange modifications that add capacity)
- Extends or expands the fixed guideway transit infrastructure
- Adds new or expands transit stations or terminals, including parking facilities
- Expands transit fleets or service levels (e.g., increased frequency, hours of operation)
- Alters the cost for users of the transportation system (e.g., cordon pricing, tolling, transit fares).
- Total estimated cost (capital + operating and maintenance) is greater than $250 million
Known Regionally Significant Projects in San Mateo County
MTC issued a list of regionally significant project data from the current RTP/SCS (Plan Bay Area 2040), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and TIP. Project sponsors should review and update project information. This includes any changes to the scope of work, schedule, or revenue sources. Regionally Significant Projects in San Mateo County can be found in Attachment 3.
Project sponsors must review and update information for projects in the adopted Plan Bay Area 2040 and submit new projects as applicable. Projects included in the previous Plan Bay Area 2040 will be removed if not re-submitted during this process.
New Regionally Significant Project Proposals
New projects should be entered in a new row within the spreadsheet found in Attachment 3. For new project proposals, please provide the following:
- Project Sponsor
- Project Title
- Project Description
- Project Capital Estimated Cost in 2019 Dollars
- Opening Date of Project
- Project Estimated O&M Cost in 2019 Dollars (usually applicable for ITS & transit projects)
In order to meet the MTC deadlines, project sponsors must submit new projects proposals or project updates to Jeff Lacap, for submission, at email@example.com, by or before April 10, 2019. Please see Attachment 4 for the full Request of Regionally Significant Projects Schedule.
Staff will hold an applicant workshop to provide an overview to the Request for Regionally Significant Projects and Plan Bay Area 2050. The workshop will be open to all project sponsors. Please see below for details:
- When: Thursday March 28, 2019 at 10am
- Where: SamTrans Building (2nd floor auditorium, 1250 San Carlos Avenue San Carlos, CA 94070)
- Please RSVP to the workshop here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pba-2050-request-for-regionally-significant-projects-applicant-workshop-tickets-59072846474
For more details about this request: Click Here
Attachment 2: MTC Plan Bay Area 2050: Draft Programmatic Categories
Attachment 3: Regionally Significant Projects in San Mateo County
Attachment 5: Distribution List
For more information about Plan Bay Area 2050, please visit the MTC website: Click Here