Bay Area

05/27/2015
For transportation and planning professionals, a trip to a BART maintenance facility feels a little bit like going to Disneyland. So you can imagine our excitement when six TransForm staff and...
TransForm supporters mingle at our Bring a Friend Mixer in Silicon Valley
05/26/2015
We know that our supporters are one-of-a-kind. They believe in us. They believe that we can create a California that’s accessible and affordable to everyone, regardless of income, education or...
Joël Ramos Headshot
04/24/2015
What starts in late April and stretches into June? One answer: the Warriors’ playoff run! Second answer: the BART budget process. Budgets are always a clear expression of an agency’s values. As...
Traffic in Silicon Valley. Photo credit Richard Masoner.
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
04/10/2015
As the Bay Area’s economy has picked up, congestion on our highways has gotten noticeably worse. In fact, San Francisco was recently named the second most-congested city in the United States, with...
Joël Ramos Headshot
03/30/2015
Spring is in the air, and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until April 5: Opening Day. Oakland A’s fans brushing up on their Bernie lean have been waiting for April 5, 2015...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
03/26/2015
GreenTRIP’s goal is to make the Bay Area a place with more affordable homes and less parking. But that can’t happen without the partnership of people who actually do the building: developers....
03/17/2015
Over the last four months, I have been living the aspiring planner’s dream. As the research assistant for the Safe Routes to Transit (SR2T) Program, I have visited thirteen different project sites...
South San Francisco Community Benefits Coalition
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
03/03/2015
South San Francisco—known by locals as South City—has always been a predominantly working class community. Its identity as an industrial city is rooted in a long history of supporting labor unions,...
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/19/2015
The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that the number of satisfied BART riders has dropped to its lowest level in 16 years. If you’re one of the 430,000 people who ride BART...
The holidays can be a time of stressful, yet creative, traveling plans. Photo Chenin Gilles
Bianca Taylor Headshot
12/23/2014
Sometimes traveling during the holidays can seem like a test of Murphy’s Law (except with less physics and more traffic). But the holiday season is also a time to celebrate how important public...

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