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04/10/2018
As mentioned in our March blog post, people everywhere are talking about SB 827, Senator Scott Wiener’s bill that would allow much more housing near transit throughout California. That blog post...
Housing near Caltrain - photo credit Mark Kahn
03/29/2018
Update: On April 9, 2018, Senator Wiener announced new amendments to #SB827 that address some of the concerns outlined in this post. See our follow-up post from April 10, SB 827 Moves in the Right...
Ann Cheng Headshot
03/26/2018
Last year we wrote about how TransForm has supported affordable housing statewide via successful advocacy for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program. Now, as we prepare to release...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
01/11/2018
Yesterday Governor Brown unveiled his proposed 2018 budget. It is a sprawling document (here’s the 272-page summary), with the Governor’s patented prudence throughout (including a cute lavender piggy...
express lane traffic
Chris Lepe Headshot
12/20/2017
The growing and interrelated transportation, affordability, and climate crises call for our communities and public agencies to set a high bar for new transportation investments. The Highway 101...
Bus in front of Sacramento capital building
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/15/2017
What a ride! This year the California Legislature passed some of the largest and most aggressive bills in state history, addressing our most pressing issues. From massive amounts of transportation...
Quetzal Gardens in San Jose
11/13/2017
In an attempt to address the housing crisis, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed a goal of developing 25,000 new homes -- with at least 10,000 of these (or 40%) being affordable homes --...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
10/23/2017
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Long before he studied urban planning, Michael Dittmer loved exploring the urban landscape - but it wasn't always easy or safe for him to walk and bike where he lived. When he joined the...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
10/02/2017
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Kate White and TransForm go way back...all the way back to 1997 when she and Stuart Cohen shared an office in Oakland. Now she's still fighting for transportation justice alongside TransForm, just in...
Image: Governor Jerry Brown speaking. Photo: Cal OES
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09/28/2017
After an unusually busy year for transportation and housing in Sacramento, the dust is settling and we are catching our breath. But we’re not counting our chickens! We wanted to let you know where...

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TransForum is the blog of TransForm, California's leading transportation advocate. For more about our work, including ways you can take action and contribute, visit TransFormCA.org.