TransForm in the News

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.
Transportation group seeks to expand program for kids' safety
June 5, 2008
In a report released Thursday at a news conference at Chabot Elementary School, the Transportation and Land Use Coalition asked for the money to spread its Safe Routes to Schools program to more campuses. The program aims to help reduce car emissions around schools and decrease child obesity by encouraging students and parents to walk or bike to school.
Add 3 cent fee to gas prices to fund climate protection
April 13, 2008
The costs of inaction are simply too high. Bay Area residents should be able to decide for themselves whether it is time to join together and do our part to stop this global experiment. Passing AB 2744 would do just that; it would let the people decide.
Agency aims to make a zero-carbon train
February 7, 2008
Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, persuaded the authority to look into fostering a new network of sources creating electric power from the sun, wind and underground heat.
January 31, 2008
Only 52 percent of residents of "disadvantaged communities" in the Bay Area are within walking distance of a supermarket, according to a 2002 study by the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, a partnership of regional advocacy groups.

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