All TransForm Reports

Title Year Published Short Description
Innovation Required: Moving More People with Less Traffic 2013 This report proposes that San Mateo County study Optimized HOT lanes as a strategy on Highway 101 that will make the best use of highway lanes, reduce traffic, and fund an expansion of public transit, vanpools, and other transit alternatives that are affordable and accessible to all. With state approval, an Optimized HOT lane network would not only address San Mateo County’s traffic problem, but also set an important model for the entire Bay Area to follow.
Moving People, Not Just Cars 2013 Moving People, Not Just Cars is a detailed analysis of MTC’s propsed Express Lane Network and how it compares to practices in regions around the country, and shows how MTC can prioritize choice, equity, and innovation to move more people for less money, make connections sooner, and invest in public transit and other long-term solutions.
Moving Ahead with High Speed Rail 2012 California has an opportunity to revolutionize its transportation system through high speed rail, but planning has been fraught with problems. TransForm's report analyzes the April 2012 Revised Business Plan for high speed rail, urges California to move ahead with the first construction segment and provides key recommendations to make sure we do it right. The consequences of not building high speed rail are real: Californians may ultimately spend significantly more money than high speed rail will cost in order to widen highways and expand airports – with negative environmental and health impacts.
Creating Healthy Regional Transportation Plans 2012 Regional Transportation Plans are an incredible opportunity to shape transportation and the built environment. How can we make sure the billions of dollars of transportation funding in these plans create positive health outcomes? This guide is intended for public health professionals as well as local government officials, transportation planners and others who want to engage in developing plans that promote better health and increasing access to opportunities for disadvantaged communities.
San Diego and SB 375: Lessons from California's first Sustainable Communities Strategy 2011 A comprehensive look at California's first Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), approved by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
Transportation Planning: An Overview for Public Health Advocates 2011 This fact sheet discusses the important link between transportation planning and health, describes the key players and processes of local and regional transportation planning, and suggests steps you can take to advocate effectively for healthier transportation policies.
Merchant Perspectives on Bus Rapid Transit 2010 In the spring of 2010, TransForm surveyed 217 merchants along the Alum Rock corridor about the proposed BRT service. This report summarizes our findings.
Oakland Airport Connector Options Analysis 2010 This report provides an updated and expanded analysis of options for the Oakland Airport Connector. The intent of this report is to inform current discussions on the Oakland Airport Connector through a valid comparison of the four key modal options.
Windfall for All 2009 How Connected, Convenient Neighborhoods Can Protect Our Climate and Safeguard California's Economy
Bringing Safe Routes to Scale 2008 This report estimates that investing in Safe Routes to Schools infrastructure, education, and encouragement projects region-wide would result in up to 110 million fewer miles traveled every year by Bay Area vehicles.
Great Communities Toolkit 2008 This frequently-updated toolkit helps you to take on a step-by-step process for understanding development near transit and engaging the community. Includes great sample fact sheets, how to run a campaign, and more.
Priorities for Access to Health 2006 Results of TransForm's pilot project in the Monument Corridor (Contra Costa County). It chronicles some remarkable successes and some areas where new funding sources are still needed.
Safe Routes for the Mayfair Community 2005 This report lays out in great detail the specific projects that will increase bicycle and pedestrian safety in the Downtown/East Valley (DTEV) corridor, which runs along Alum Rock Avenue and Santa Clara Street between East and Downtown San Jose corridor, and the amenities and services that community members want at and near the stations.
Access Now! 2004 Inadequate transportation is a major barrier to accessing jobs, education, child care, and health care. This comprehensive guide can help communities throughout the Bay Area to win safer streets and better transit.
¡Acceso Ahora! 2004 Spanish version of Access Now! guide.
It Takes a Transit Village 2004 How better regional planning, and designing new development to truly support transit can save the Bay Area billions of dollars and ease the housing shortage.
Cutting Transit, Terminating the Economy 2004 <p> This report quantified the economic and social impacts of Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed 2004 transit cuts. Contains a useful methodology for future funding battles. </p>
Cleaning the Air, Growing Smarter 2003 Contra Costa County residents are being exposed to a dangerous - and growing - air pollution threat: particulate matter. This report describes how the only way to reduce reentrained road dust is to reduce driving.
Can't Get There From Here 2003 Report about how California's transportation system is failing children and youth, and what we can do about it.
Best and Worst Developments of the Bay Area 2003 Nine counties and eighteen projects help demonstrate what makes smart growth smart.
Revolutionizing Bay Area Transit...on a Budget 2002 Outlines a Bus Rapid Transit network that will provide the fastest, lowest-cost way to dramatically improve the speed and quality of public transit in the Bay Area.
Housing Shortage/Parking Surplus 2002 Lays out Silicon Valley's opportunity to address housing needs and transportation problems with innovative parking policies.
Roadblocks to Health 2002 An analysis of transportation barriers faced by low-income communities in accessing health services and healthy activities in Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. With recommendations.
Overextended 2001 <p> While outdated, this report contains some useful background information that is still relevant today. </p>
World Class Transit for the Bay Area 2000 TransForm's seminal report.
Warning Signs 1999 Laid out TransForm's campaign for a Regional Smart Growth Vision, and the Regional Coalition's original platform of recommendations.
Getting On the Right Track 1998 An old but useful report that dispels myths about transportation, with a very readable Question and Answer section in the first chapter.
Downward Mobility 1998 Describes how intensive suburban Bay Area job growth will exacerbate congestion and reduce job accessibility.