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Professor Donald Shoup pays for parking
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
12/16/2013
San Mateo County has a traffic problem. And if we don’t pursue innovative solutions, traffic will get worse.  In addition to crushing gridlock on Highway 101, alternatives like Caltrain are...
Another BART shutdown
11/22/2013
This morning, BART service was unavailable during rush hour due to a problem with its computer system. The result: congestion, chaos, and cranky commuters. As one thwarted rider told the San...
Cap-and-trade auctions should fund clean transportation
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
11/19/2013
Today, polluters are lining up for the fifth auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances under California’s landmark cap-and-trade climate program. Companies that produce climate pollution...

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