Public transportation

05/27/2015
For transportation and planning professionals, a trip to a BART maintenance facility feels a little bit like going to Disneyland. So you can imagine our excitement when six TransForm staff and...
Our Forum on Keeping Oakland Affordable drew a large crowd.
Geoffrey Johnson
05/21/2015
It was a packed house on Wednesday night as the best and the brightest advocates, planners, and community leaders gathered at TransForm with one thing on their mind: preventing displacement in...
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...
Joël Ramos Headshot
04/24/2015
What starts in late April and stretches into June? One answer: the Warriors’ playoff run! Second answer: the BART budget process. Budgets are always a clear expression of an agency’s values. As...
Photo credit: Noah Berger
04/16/2015
In transportation, it’s easy to become frustrated by the slow, dribbling pace of change.  New bus lines can take years to complete.  New trains can take decades.  Financial downturns...
Traffic in Silicon Valley. Photo credit Richard Masoner.
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
04/10/2015
As the Bay Area’s economy has picked up, congestion on our highways has gotten noticeably worse. In fact, San Francisco was recently named the second most-congested city in the United States, with...
Rachel Davidman Headshot
03/23/2015
"No mom, we can't get in the car, we have to win the Golden Sneaker Contest!"   Car-riding protests are common this time of year, as students across Alameda County put their best foot forward...
03/17/2015
Over the last four months, I have been living the aspiring planner’s dream. As the research assistant for the Safe Routes to Transit (SR2T) Program, I have visited thirteen different project sites...
Bianca Taylor Headshot
02/24/2015
Millennials are making their mark on Silicon Valley, and it’s not just in the shape of a hashtag. Born between 1983 and 2000, this generation is redefining the landscape of our region with one...
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/19/2015
The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that the number of satisfied BART riders has dropped to its lowest level in 16 years. If you’re one of the 430,000 people who ride BART...

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