As of July 2011, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area’s regional transportation planning agency, is considering a proposal (PDF) to create grant programs for sustainable growth. This is a key step forward, and we like a lot of what we see.
- The creation of a OneBayArea grant program to support those cities that are doing the most to plan for sustainable and equitable development near transit.
- A new land conservation grant program to allow rural areas to develop and implement strategies to protect natural resource areas and working farms …
This is the first time in history that MTC is proposing a grant program to support open space conservation and farmland preservation in rural areas