More than a third of the state’s climate pollution comes from transportation. And at the same time, too many Californians still struggle to find effective, affordable ways to get where we need to go. Outdated and inefficient investments in highways carry a high cost for taxpayers, community health, and the climate — while too many are stuck in traffic, or stuck without options at all.
California’s leaders have set ambitious goals to reduce climate emissions, and many of them share our commitment to reversing decades of disinvestment and exclusion in order to create an equitable future. Over the past ten years, we’ve engaged diverse partners in coalitions and campaigns to build a voice in Sacramento for sustainable communities and transportation equity.
Connecting Transportation, Equity, and Climate
For a decade now, TransForm has brought our expertise and understanding to the State Capitol, urging policies, programs, and funding to make our communities more healthy, connected, and fair.
We’ve made significant strides to improve our state:
- We helped shape major transportation funding measures into truly paradigm-shifting ways to fund and support transit, biking, and walking, including new transportation investments approved in 2017, which now provide nearly $1 billion more annually for sustainable transportation.
- We helped pass legislation that invests billions of dollars from fees on carbon pollution for better public transportation, safer biking and walking, and more affordable homes near transit.
- We have fought for more diverse representation and expertise on boards and commissions, including language that now requires California’s Transportation Commission board to become more inclusive.
We continue to work with the Legislature, the Administration, and the voters to advance a future where all Californians can live in communities with healthy, reliable, and affordable transportation choices.
For more information about TransForm's statewide efforts, contact Joshua Stark.