Public transportation

05/02/2017
At the end of April, advocates from aross California came to Sacramento for our annual Transportation Equity Summit and Advocacy Day, co-hosted by TransForm and the California Bicycle Coalition (...
Joshua Stark Headshot
04/17/2017
Early April in Sacramento was about as exciting as it gets for a transportation advocate. After nearly two years of negotiations, the Legislature late last week approved a massive $5 billion per...
Image: people wait for the bus in the rain. Photo: Flickr_AnthonyPrevost
Joshua Stark Headshot
01/17/2017
Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. The Legislature has introduced a huge new infrastructure funding package...
Image: people take their bikes on the train. Photo: Mike Kahn
Joshua Stark Headshot
11/15/2016
Many of us woke up exhausted after Election Day, uncertain of what the future holds and hoping for a moment to catch our breath.  But for transportation decisions in Sacramento, there’s no...
Image: Nans and Anjali.
Anjali Mehta
10/31/2016
A few weeks ago I took my grandmother on her very first BART ride. Everything went smoothly until an avoidable accident shook us up and brought home the need to pass Measure RR and make BART safer....
Westcat bus in El Cerrito
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/06/2016
Although TransForm spent over a year working on Contra Costa Measure X (a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $2.9 billion over 30 years), we have ultimately decided to stay neutral on...
Image: California Capitol in Sacramento. Photo: Flickr Marcin Wichary
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/04/2016
It is not often that transportation advocates get to claim “solid victories” in a year-in-review summary. But this year, a lot of hard work paid off and California’s leaders made some great decisions...
Image: an elderly woman boards Muni. Photo: Marta Lindsey
10/03/2016
Even with all of latest emerging mobility options, the most affordable, environmentally friendly, and healthiest options remain riding public transportation, walking, and biking. Those options also...
Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/12/2016
Living and working in Silicon Valley has become increasingly challenging over the past few years, with skyrocketing home and rent costs, and overburdened transportation systems. This fall, Santa...
Image: a woman steps off an AC Transit bus. Photo: Noah Berger
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/02/2016
In 2008, voters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties approved a ten-year parcel tax to support AC Transit service from Richmond to Hayward.  The measure has raised nearly $30 million per year...

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