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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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The controversy around the lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees has been hard to miss, especially given the Oscars’ airing during Black History Month.  The criticisms of this year’s...
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At TransForm, we believe that transportation can help solve two of the biggest crises we face today: social inequality and climate change.  Chipping away at these huge problems is often a slow...
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There’s a lot going on in Santa Clara County in 2016 (and no, I don’t just mean the Super Bowl). The other big thing on the horizon is what’s going to happen with Santa Clara County’s proposed...
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The Bay Area is facing an extreme housing crisis. Over the past several years, our region has not built enough housing, nor has it kept up with the ever increasing housing demand. Housing prices have...
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I’ve been fortunate to call San Francisco home for the last 10 years. And in just a few days, the city will also become a temporary home to something else (pretty big): Super Bowl 50. Even if you’...
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Solving San Francisco’s transportation problems can be an expensive and complicated business. But thanks to the hard work of planners and engineers at our local and regional transportation agencies,...


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