Jeff Hobson is TransForm’s Deputy Director. By combining high-quality policy analysis with coalition building and media efforts, TransForm has become a powerful and effective voice for world class transit and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond. TransForm's campaigns have helped raise over $8 billion for sustainable and socially-just transportation and led to ground-breaking policies linking transportation and land use planning.
Jeff helped launch many of TransForm’s pioneering programs, including the Great Communities Collaborative and GreenTRIP, and led campaigns for transportation solutions for low-income residents. He authored nine TransForm reports, including the Access Now! guide to transportation decision-making.
Jeff leads TransForm's regional and local work, supporting implementation of Plan Bay Area, the region's Sustainable Communities Strategy called for by SB 375, California's ground-breaking climate change law. He also oversees TransForm's finance and operations functions and the Safe Routes to Schools program.
Before joining TransForm in 1998, Jeff worked on environmental justice and energy efficiency in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He holds a Master's degree from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor's in physics from Harvard University.
Jeff and his partner Kim Seashore enjoy living in cohousing and raising two boys who are passionately involved in youth baseball and soccer.