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Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/12/2016
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...
bus with "vote today" on its display banner
09/07/2016
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
09/02/2016
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...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
08/15/2016
Last Friday, August 12, the world celebrated International Youth Day. Here in Alameda County, we don’t have to look far to find youth doing amazing things. Take the recent winners of our Community...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
08/04/2016
Californians are feeling the heat of climate change – literally. Between the enormous wildfires sweeping up and down our state, a decade of record-breaking temperatures, and a historic drought, our...
Image: a young man uses his Clipper card to take BART. Photo: Federica Armstrong
Joël Ramos Headshot
08/02/2016
When I read about last week’s derailment of the WMTA train in Washington D.C., I got nervous. The cause of the derailment (which left thousands of commuters stranded and delayed while the Orange and...
Image: TransForm staff members
07/28/2016
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What a difference a year makes! At this time last summer, I was far from the office, pedaling, backpacking, and relaxing my way through a three-month sabbatical – my first meaningful break from...
Image: a Black Lives Matter yardsign. Photo: Flickr Paul Sableman
07/18/2016
Two years ago, I co-wrote a blog post entitled “Why planners should be talking about Ferguson” with Carey Knecht and Richard Raya. Since then we have seen little change. Unarmed black men, women, and...
Ann Cheng Headshot
07/14/2016
We finally did it!  After years of planning, research, and collaboration, I’m proud to announce the BETA release of a powerful and free new tool for planning more affordable, sustainable housing...
Image: empty legislative room at the State Capitol. Photo: Flickr Amy the Nurse
Joshua Stark Headshot
07/06/2016
Each year the California Legislature takes a month-long break from business in the Capitol Building – a summer vacation, if you will. This gives us advocates a moment to take a breath, step back for...

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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.