Bay Area

Election thank you image
06/07/2018
Another election is behind us, and all of the issues TransForm took positions on turned out well for our communities, our climate, and for sustainable transportation options. Once again, we’re proud...
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Joël Ramos Headshot
05/16/2018
Update 5/25: For the first time in its 40-year history, the BART Board of Directors rejected plans for an expensive new extension, in favor of strengthening the core system. While they...
05/10/2018
There’s a primary election coming up on June 5 and California voters have some important choices to make. Do you know where the gubernatorial candidates stand on transportation and land-use? We...
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Joël Ramos Headshot
05/08/2018
The Bay Area’s transportation system is not living up to its potential — with public transit still too disconnected for most people to use, buses stuck in traffic, and a long backlog of bike/ped...
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06/17/2017
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At TransForm, we believe safety on transit means more than just protection from crime. For us, "safety" also means protection from discriminatory policies and over-policing of Black and Brown bodies...
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Anjali Mehta
10/31/2016
A few weeks ago I took my grandmother on her very first BART ride. Everything went smoothly until an avoidable accident shook us up and brought home the need to pass Measure RR and make BART safer....
Westcat bus in El Cerrito
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/06/2016
Although TransForm spent over a year working on Contra Costa Measure X (a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $2.9 billion over 30 years), we have ultimately decided to stay neutral on...
09/07/2016
This election is going to be a big one. Not just because of the high-stakes presidential contest — it’s literally going to be a long ballot for California voters, including many critical state and...
Image: a young man uses his Clipper card to take BART. Photo: Federica Armstrong
Joël Ramos Headshot
08/02/2016
When I read about last week’s derailment of the WMTA train in Washington D.C., I got nervous. The cause of the derailment (which left thousands of commuters stranded and delayed while the Orange and...
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Carrie Harvilla Headshot
05/27/2016
School’s out for summer! After a very full year of Safe Routes to School activities to encourage families to walk, bike, carpool, and take transit, I’m feeling reflective. Our team of ten awesome...

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