California state capitol - transportation equity bills pass
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Update April 19, 2016: AB 2332 and AB 1982 failed to pass out of the Transportation Committee last night, but we are still pushing for AB 2222 and AB 2796 to advance.  Next, these bills must...
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Earth Day falls on April 22, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all month long - or really, every day of the year. Earth Day as we know it began in 1970, founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord...
New solutions needed to combat Bay Area traffic (Richard Masoner)
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A few years ago, TransForm proposed a bold idea for reducing congestion on our highways. Instead of continuing to build bigger highways for cars – a practice proven to induce more driving and...
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Standing outside of SPUR Oakland in the line of people waiting to see Janette Sadik-Khan speak, you heard things like this: “She’s like the Beyoncé of the planning world!” “I heard there’s a...
Last month, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) released revised guidelines for how to evaluate environmental impacts from transportation. And the new guidelines are really good!...
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A college education should be priceless, not pricey. That’s why we’re very excited to be partnering with the great people at GJEL Accident Attorneys to help Bay Area students involved in their...
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Like many nonprofits, the majority of TransForm's staff is female. In many ways, though, TransForm is a special place for women. Our deep focus on equity coupled with our exceptional work-life...
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Transportation is supposed to help us get from one place to another. But for many Californians, our transportation system instead creates huge barriers – to health, safety, opportunity, and more...
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*Update: In April 2016, the City of Oakland passed its first housing impact fee. We are immensely proud of the collective work that led to this new policy, which will leverage millions of dollars to...
Esther Robert sits at her kitchen table at home in West Sacramento. Photo credit: Rockwell Creative
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Affordable housing" is a term we hear every day, in the news and in our neighborhoods. And while there are technical definitions that specify what makes a unit affordable based on income level,...


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