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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....
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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...
Plan Bay Area
11/14/2013
It’s been several months since the adoption of Plan Bay Area, but our work is far from over. Implementation is where the rubber hits the road, so TransForm is keeping a vigilant watch on MTC’s...
Transportation and Equity in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System
11/08/2013
How we move has a deep and dramatic impact on our lives. Let’s face it: much of our lives are dedicated just to getting from one place to another, or from addressing the impacts of how others...
11/01/2013
California’s first year of the 2013–2014 legislative session has ended, and the results are mixed. Some great gains were made for walking and biking, one reform effort was stalled while another...

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