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New Bay Area Vital Signs: Emissions Fall Even as Economy Soars



SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Bay Area economy returned solidly to the black from 2010 to 2015 ? with the number of jobs rising 18 percent and gross regional product surging 22 percent ? data show the region also turned greener, with total greenhouse gas emissions holding steady during this period and per-capita emissions falling by 6 percent. This eco-friendly combination is among dozens of findings on the state of the Bay Area environment released today as part of the regional Vital Signs initiative. Led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), this effort relies on extensive collaboration with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the inter-agency Bay Area Regional Collaborative. Other findings from the newly-released Vital Signs environmental indicators include:

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The Vital Signs website (www.vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov) provides Bay Area residents an interactive tool for tracking the region's progress toward reaching key environmental, transportation, land-use, and economic policy goals. Visitors to the website also can learn about historical trends, differences and similarities among various Bay Area communities, and how the nine-county region stacks up with other major U.S. metro areas. 

MTC is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG is the comprehensive regional planning agency and Council of Governments for the region's nine counties and 101 cities.

 

SOURCE Metropolitan Transportation Commission


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