The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is recruiting for 27 individuals to become members of the Policy Advisory Council, a new advisory committee created by the Commission in November 2009. The mission of the new citizen panel will be to advise MTC on transportation policies in the San Francisco Bay Area, incorporating diverse perspectives relating to the environment, the economy and social equity. Some of the issues that this new panel might be asked to advise on include:
- Regional planning efforts linking transportation, housing and land use plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- An MTC project to improve the cost-effectiveness of the region's public transportation system and pursue strategies to secure new revenues for this system.