TransForm in the News

September 30, 2008
In the Sierra Club's statement of endorsement for the bill, authored by Stuart Cohen of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, the group cited various environmental and economic potential benefits for the plan.
September 26, 2008
"If Proposition 1a doesn‘t pass it would be the death knell for high-speed rail for at least a decade and probably forever because it‘s just going to get too expensive to build," said Stuart Cohen, the coalition‘s executive director.
September 24, 2008
Public transit officials and advocates say there's nothing to celebrate in the new state budget.
Big money set aside for BART extension to South Bay
September 24, 2008
"Why not wait until after November, when we know the vote in Santa Clara County?" said Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Oakland-based Transportation and Land Use Coalition. "Instead, they're giving money to a project that is still a long shot in getting all the funding it needs."
September 20, 2008
Transit advocates lobbied hard to keep funding intact but again came up short. "With gas prices rising, we're seeing a tremendous increase in transit ridership," said Carli Paine, transportation program director for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. "It's the exact wrong time to take away any funding for public transportation."
Is it worth accepting traffic congestion in Alameda?
August 21, 2008
The big question is this: Is it worth accepting possible congestion for 45 to 60 minutes a day at fewer than 10 intersections throughout the city to have fewer cars traveling through our neighborhoods?
Transportation commission approves financing of toll lanes
July 24, 2008
The Oakland-based Transportation and Land Use Coalition urged the commission to remove funding for several freeway projects, including a car-pool lane on Highway 4 in Antioch.
Making connections between quality of life and transportation
July 17, 2008
John Knox White is chairman of the Alameda Transportation Commission and TravelChoice program director for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. He blogs regularly at Alamedans.com.
July 16, 2008
"Anybody's budget should be a reflection of their values, whether it's an individual or an agency," said Carli Paine, transportation program director for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition. "The state is saying, 'We value public transportation as a climate friendly choice.'
July 7, 2008
Other groups supporting the bill include the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, Los Angeles Business Council, Coalition for Clean Air and the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area.
July 5, 2008
"At many parking lots, they were filling up very early in the morning and forcing anybody who wasn't able to get there often to keep on driving and drive all the way to work," Cohen told me, explaining why his coalition lobbied BART to begin slapping a charge on their lots.
Stronger emissions plan urged
June 27, 2008
Californians drive about 830 million miles each day, a figure projected to grow to roughly 1 billion by 2020. The board's proposal would reduce that to roughly 985 million miles daily, according to Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Oakland-based Transportation and Land Use Coalition.
June 27, 2008
The plan said improved land use and transportation planning could cut emissions by an additional 2 percent by 2020 and 4 percent by 2030, it said. An earlier report had put that reduction closer to 6 percent by 2020, said Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition in Oakland.
June 26, 2008
"...I think it will save us a lot of money and allow us to invest that money for a future that's actually coming, not for the future that we thought was coming 10 years ago," says Carli Paine with the Transportation and Land Use Coalition.
Transit crunch may spark new vision
June 6, 2008
In revised 2009 budget projections announced May 15, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed taking $1.4 billion from public transportation to help redress a $15 billion shortfall in the nearly $102 billion general fund budget. That translates into a 72 percent cut in state funds for Bay Area transit operations, Carli Paine of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition told the World.

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