Public transportation

jerry brown at podium
Joshua Stark Headshot
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
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
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...
Kailei Johnson with her three kids, Seth, Hannah, and Caleb.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
Six months ago, Kailei Johnson was on the Internet when something caught her eye. It was an article about a new affordable housing development opening up near her in West Sacramento called West...
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
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
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
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
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
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...


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