Photo of a demonstration in support of Measure JJ
TransForm is strongly recommending a yes vote on two important measures before Oakland voters on November 8. Together, they will help Oaklanders struggling to deal with the housing crisis and make...
Image: A woman living in an affordable housing development sits with her dog. Photo: Rockwell Creative
Bianca Taylor Headshot
Everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home. We support Measure A1 in Alameda County because it will make that basic right a reality for more people. The housing crisis in...
Westcat bus in El Cerrito
Joël Ramos Headshot
Although TransForm spent over a year working on Contra Costa Measure X (a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $2.9 billion over 30 years), we have ultimately decided to stay neutral on...
Walking School Bus at Achieve Academy in Oakland
Rachel Davidman Headshot
October 5 wasn’t just any old Wednesday in Alameda County. At over 140 elementary, middle, and high schools in the Safe Routes to Schools program it was a memorable morning of smiling faces,...
Image: California Capitol in Sacramento. Photo: Flickr Marcin Wichary
Joshua Stark Headshot
It is not often that transportation advocates get to claim “solid victories” in a year-in-review summary. But this year, a lot of hard work paid off and California’s leaders made some great decisions...
Image: an elderly woman boards Muni. Photo: Marta Lindsey
Even with all of latest emerging mobility options, the most affordable, environmentally friendly, and healthiest options remain riding public transportation, walking, and biking. Those options also...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
Californians, mark your calendars…for the year 2030. That’s the new goalpost for our state’s ambitious climate goals that are keeping California at the forefront of global climate action. With...
Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
Chris Lepe Headshot
Living and working in Silicon Valley has become increasingly challenging over the past few years, with skyrocketing home and rent costs, and overburdened transportation systems. This fall, Santa...
This election is going to be a big one. Not just because of the high-stakes presidential contest — it’s literally going to be a long ballot for California voters, including many critical state and...
Image: a woman steps off an AC Transit bus. Photo: Noah Berger
Shannon Tracey Headshot
In 2008, voters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties approved a ten-year parcel tax to support AC Transit service from Richmond to Hayward.  The measure has raised nearly $30 million per year...


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