TransForm encourages the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area agencies, and the High Speed Rail Authority to move forward with the Bay Area strategy that will offer great benefits to...
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Alameda County faces a big decision in November. Transportation officials plan to ask voters to double the existing transportation sales tax (often known as “Measure B”), extend it in perpetuity...
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On February 22, a majority of MTC commissioners honored their prior decisions and rejected an attempt to prioritize politics over performance. As described in a previous post, MTC was considering...
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The BART Board did a good thing on Thursday, February 9th. While passing a motion to start an alternatives analysis for the Livermore project, they also took several steps to protect the overall...
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We're getting close to decision time: which projects to include in or exclude from Plan Bay Area (the Regional Transportation Plan & Sustainable Communities Strategy). That's why TransForm...
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Groundbreaking analysis by MTC looks at which projects will get the Bay Area towards social and environmental goals, but overstates the benefits of “congestion relief” By Stuart Cohen,...
By Autumn Bernstein, Stuart Cohen, and Eliot Rose Many SB 375 watchers have opined that the law’s success will require a “marathon, not a sprint” since the inertia of existing transportation...
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On September 28, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved submitting an application to the California Transportation Commission for authority to build a network of Express Lanes. The...
LATE-BREAKING NEWS! Just-released independent analysis is a powerful critique of MTC Express lane application: "we find MTC’s evaluation to be an overly optimistic portrayal of project benefits...
On Friday, Sept 9, the MTC Planning Committee will be asked to approve a multi-billion-dollar express lane network that fails to reach its potential to increase the quality of life for all Bay...


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