Public transportation

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...
Photo credit: Noah Berger
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/03/2015
Since the historic Measure BB passed in November, we’ve heard questions from lots of people who live, walk, bike, and ride transit in the Bay Area: “When do the free transit passes for youth start...
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
01/28/2015
The end of January marks a milestone for our state as a leader in climate protection and the promising start of our effort to improve the quality of life of all Californians through the cap-and-trade...
Chris Lepe Headshot
01/15/2015
Yesterday was a big day. After many months of organizing, speaking with community members, gathering data, meeting with decision-makers, collaborating with partners, and working around the clock,...
The holidays can be a time of stressful, yet creative, traveling plans. Photo Chenin Gilles
Bianca Taylor Headshot
12/23/2014
Sometimes traveling during the holidays can seem like a test of Murphy’s Law (except with less physics and more traffic). But the holiday season is also a time to celebrate how important public...

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