Public transportation

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...
Regional Planning Director, Joel Ramos, speaks at a BRT meeting in Oakland.
Joël Ramos Headshot
12/16/2014
As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. And for the East Bay, the long-awaited Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Oakland to San Leandro is a very good thing. On November 18, the...
Joël Ramos Headshot
12/16/2014
Back in December, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan, effectively inviting developers to make proposals for new projects around the Lake Merritt...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
12/09/2014
Don’t look now, but there are artists on your bus.  And your train.  And they’re taking inspiration from their journeys on public transportation throughout the Bay Area. This fall,...
A huge victory for San Diego environmental groups. Photo courtesy of TheBikeRevolution.com
12/03/2014
In a momentous 2-1 opinion released on November 24, 2014, environmental groups in San Diego won an important round in court over SANDAG, San Diego’s regional transportation and planning agency....
Commuters board Caltrain with their bikes. Photo Mike Kahn.
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
12/02/2014
Sometimes a late bus means much more than a delayed inconvenience.  For those who can afford to drive, slow or infrequent transit service can act as a push to get back in the car. But for the...

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