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6/22/2016



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FTA, FHWA recertify MTC's transportation planning for northern California


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have recertified the San Francisco Bay Area's transportation planning process through May 2020, noting that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has "made satisfactory progress in implementing federal planning requirements," MTC officials announced yesterday.

The federal agencies commended MTC for its public outreach, and for developing an agreement with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the San Joaquin Council of Governments on transportation issues that affect Northern California, according to an MTC press release.

The certification review identified no corrections that MTC or its partner agencies must make over the next four years. However, the agencies recommended that MTC and other Bay Area transportation agencies improve travel demand  modeling for air quality assessment and project cost estimation, MTC officials said.

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