MTC approves outlook plan for Bay Area

Despite pleas that some projects be replaced with more transit-friendly alternatives, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved its $223 billion, 25-year Bay Area transportation plan Wednesday.

About 85 percent of the budget was committed to ongoing projects, MTC spokesman John Goodwin said. Nearly $6.1 billion went toward establishing 800 miles of carpool and high-occupancy toll lanes.

The Transportation and Land Use Commission, a partnership of environmental and social-justice groups, unsuccessfully sought a re-evaluation of projects that added lanes, but lauded the plan’s climate-change goals, investments in walkable neighborhoods and programs that would make it safer for children to walk and bike to school.

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