Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

TransForm Board members celebrate the year at our 2015 Live Awards and Benefit. Photo: Michelle Terris
12/30/2015
2015 was a big year for TransForm. After I returned from a three-month summer sabbatical, I was reminded of TransForm’s organizational strength, and how committed all of our staff members are to...
Flickr: Corinne Okada
Chris Lepe Headshot
10/29/2015
At TransForm, we are committed to connecting people to jobs, opportunities, and each other with affordable and reliable transportation options. Usually, we focus our efforts on championing decisions...
07/29/2015
“It takes a village to raise a child,” the saying goes.  But I’ve learned it similarly takes a community to effect change.  I realized the power of collective action as a student at De...
04/30/2015
This blog was co-authored by Charisse Ma Lebron, director of community development and health policy with Working Partnerships USA, and Chris Lepe, senior community planner with TransForm. Should...
Chris Lepe Headshot
01/15/2015
Yesterday was a big day. After many months of organizing, speaking with community members, gathering data, meeting with decision-makers, collaborating with partners, and working around the clock,...
01/05/2015
By today’s standards, it is normal for most people to drive for every little errand: getting to work, dropping the kids off at soccer, or meeting a friend for coffee. Our cities and towns have been...
Members of TransForm's Board and staff celebrate at our LIVE Awards + Benefit event
12/29/2014
Wow. Nearly 2015. I’ve been reflecting on what an amazing year we’ve had here at TransForm. Marked by so many successes, 2014 was a year of exciting work that will have an impact for years to come...
Regional Planning Director, Joel Ramos, speaks at a BRT meeting in Oakland.
Joël Ramos Headshot
12/16/2014
As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. And for the East Bay, the long-awaited Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Oakland to San Leandro is a very good thing. On November 18, the...
11/25/2014
Crossing the street shouldn’t feel like you’re playing a real-life game of Frogger. As it exists today, El Camino Real through Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Santa Clara is...
A man rides the bus in the South Bay. Photo credit Brandon Matthews 2011.
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/17/2014
As we’ve noted before, most people agree that El Camino Real has room for improvement, to put it mildly.  Speeding cars, unsafe pedestrian crossings, lack of accommodation of cyclists, buses...

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