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04/02/2014
TransForm Board Member and Oakland resident Jame Ervin attends a planning commission meeting and hears the usual complaints: “We need more parking,” and “The project shouldn’t be so big because it...
04/02/2014
To the relief of those who care about the people of California, and the future of the planet, Caltrans has a dramatically new mission.     The old “Caltrans Improves Mobility Across...
GreenTRIP Program Director, Ann Cheng
Bianca Taylor Headshot
03/03/2014
Most people don’t serve as Mayor, win the U.S. Green Building Council’s Award for Outstanding Community Organization, and land their dream job all in the same lifetime, unless you’re Ann Cheng...
Professor Donald Shoup pays for parking
Anjali Mehta
03/03/2014
I’m not an urban planner. Nor am I a transportation aficionado. So when I heard that renowned urban planner Donald Shoup was going to be speaking at TransForm’s spring event, I was very...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
02/28/2014
Gridlock traffic in San Mateo County is a problem that won’t just solve itself. But hope for an escape from congestion is on the horizon. At their February 13 monthly meeting, several board...
BART's Oakland Airport Connector is slated to finish construction this fall.
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/27/2014
How do we make sure BART’s Oakland Airport Connector doesn’t hurt everyday riders? BART’s $500 million Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) is under construction and slated to open this fall. If you’ve...
A new report calls for dramatic changes to Caltrans
Joshua Stark Headshot
02/04/2014
A new and improved Caltrans may be on the horizon. Last week, the California State Transportation Agency released a third party assessment of Caltrans. The review, conducted by State Smart...
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/03/2014
Regular BART riders know our regional transit system sorely needs an extreme makeover. While new BART train cars have been under discussion, a plan for how to pay for all of them is still lacking....
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
01/16/2014
Last week Governor Brown released his initial budget proposal including a plan to invest $850 million in cap-and-trade greenhouse gas auction proceeds.   The proposal is drawing wide...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
12/20/2013
Exactly five months after Plan Bay Area adoption, MTC Commissioners approved a framework for spending $10 billion in federal, state, and local dollars. As we explained last month, this includes a...

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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.