Bay Area

Joël Ramos Headshot
10/24/2014
Updated 10/30/2014: Go Giants!  Now that the home team has captured the pennant again, BART is expecting even more people for tomorrow's ticker-tape parade in San Francisco. They're planning for...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
10/24/2014
If you drive a car or take a bus on any freeway in the Bay Area, chances are you’ll get stuck in traffic. This isn’t only a time-wasting nuisance, it’s bad for us.  The more time we spend idling...
Jean Long Headshot
10/17/2014
As rent and transportation costs in California continue to rise, families in the Bay Area are finding it harder to afford to live in the place they call home.  That’s why we’re thrilled to...
BART train, photo by Rafael Castillo
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/15/2014
If last week’s meeting is any indicator, BART riders can look forward to a brighter future with more frequent, reliable, and affordable BART service. On October 9, the BART Board of Directors met...
10/09/2014
Everyone’s got an opinion, and BART wants to hear yours…but instead of writing a letter or attending a meeting, they want you to play a game. Who said transit planning couldn’t be fun?  BART’...
MTC's decision sets the stage for better regional planning.
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
10/08/2014
No matter how great the script is, the director’s vision won’t come to life if the actors don’t play their parts. That’s why it’s so important for counties to play a coordinated role in implementing...
Joël Ramos Headshot
09/23/2014
When it comes to BART, there is good news and bad news.  The good news: more people are choosing to ride BART during the week, meaning that there are fewer cars on the road clogging our...
Jennifer West Headshot
09/18/2014
In today’s world, technology makes it easy for us to access enormous amounts of helpful information with the click of a mouse. There’s an app that helps us choose where to eat, an app that tells us...
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/16/2014
Last week, our event “The Future of El Camino Real is in Your Hands” drew a crowd of nearly one hundred people. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, professions, and perspectives, they shared the goal...
Smoke on BART train at West Oakland, photo by Paul Britton
Joël Ramos Headshot
09/08/2014
Wheels falling off trains, cars filling with smoke, derailments – it seems like almost every week, BART riders suffer from a service shutdown caused by one maintenance crisis or another. To anyone...

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