Public transportation

State capitol and bus
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/09/2018
With the end of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session comes the end of an era. Governor Brown, California’s longest serving and perhaps most influential governor ever, recently signed hundreds of bills...
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Chris Lepe Headshot
09/14/2018
San Mateo County’s economy has been thriving in recent years. But while the Peninsula has added jobs, we have not made the needed investments in transportation infrastructure to keep up. Traffic is a...
Kid on bus
Chris Lepe Headshot
06/14/2018
Update: On July 24, 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (a week after the SamTrans Board did so) to approve the final investment plan and place a strong, forward-...
silver line BRT
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...
TEAMC workshop
Chris Lepe Headshot
05/09/2018
This post was co-authored by Montzerrat Garcia Bedolla at Youth Leadership Institute and Chris Lepe.  Last summer, Alma, who is a senior at Half Moon Bay High School, had an internship...
RM3 logo
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...
jerry brown at podium
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/11/2018
Yesterday Governor Brown unveiled his proposed 2018 budget. It is a sprawling document (here’s the 272-page summary), with the Governor’s patented prudence throughout (including a cute lavender piggy...
Image: Governor Jerry Brown speaking. Photo: Cal OES
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/28/2017
After an unusually busy year for transportation and housing in Sacramento, the dust is settling and we are catching our breath. But we’re not counting our chickens! We wanted to let you know where...
Image: a little girl uses a Ford GoBike. Photo: Pamela Palma Photography
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
07/10/2017
The transportation sector is undergoing massive disruption.  America’s transportation and land use planning has overwhelmingly focused on moving cars quickly, at any cost. For those who can’t...

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