Plan Bay Area

New solutions needed to combat Bay Area traffic (Richard Masoner)
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03/23/2016
A few years ago, TransForm proposed a bold idea for reducing congestion on our highways. Instead of continuing to build bigger highways for cars – a practice proven to induce more driving and...
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12/22/2015
Bay Area communities seem to be changing at lightning speed – and consensus on what these changes mean and whether they are good is nearly impossible to reach. It's no small feat to set goals for...
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11/04/2015
It’s no secret that it’s expensive to live in the Bay Area, and rapidly getting less and less affordable in many of our communities. We at TransForm are feeling the crunch, too. Two of our Oakland-...
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04/14/2015
Time flies. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two years since our regional agencies passed Plan Bay Area - our region’s groundbreaking effort to improve transportation, housing, and...
MTC's decision sets the stage for better regional planning.
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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...
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08/01/2014
Plan Bay Area just turned one year old! But instead of the traditional cake routine, we’re celebrating the birthday of our first regional plan for sustainable housing and transportation growth by...
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06/30/2014
Earlier this year, Public Advocates and Urban Habitat filed suit against the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) over the agency's outdated Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP)...
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12/20/2013
Exactly five months after Plan Bay Area adoption, MTC Commissioners approved a framework for spending $10 billion in federal, state, and local dollars. As we explained last month, this includes a...
Plan Bay Area
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11/14/2013
It’s been several months since the adoption of Plan Bay Area, but our work is far from over. Implementation is where the rubber hits the road, so TransForm is keeping a vigilant watch on MTC’s...
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07/19/2013
If all you did was read the newspapers this morning, you’d think that a raging mob of Tea Party activists were the only people who showed up for last night’s final hearing on Plan Bay Area. The...

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