The Birth of the Bay Area
The Birth of the Bay Area Regionalism: A History of Partnership.Early 2011 brings two significant regional milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the 40th anniversary of Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). In recognition of this double milestone, MTC and ABAG launched an oral history project, seeking out some two dozen key figures in the evolution of regionalism to interview on camera. In several cases, the subjects have served on both agencies’ governing panels. We have compiled selections from these interviews into the above introductory video, The Birth of Bay Area Regionalism: A History of Partnership.