Public transportation

A man rides the bus in the South Bay. Photo credit Brandon Matthews 2011.
Chris Lepe Headshot
11/17/2014
As we’ve noted before, most people agree that El Camino Real has room for improvement, to put it mildly.  Speeding cars, unsafe pedestrian crossings, lack of accommodation of cyclists, buses...
As cap-and-trade conversations continue, the future looks bright for California.
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
11/03/2014
This summer we spent several sunny days indoors with state agencies figuring out how to best spend California’s cap-and-trade funds. With the workshops over, the guidelines for the Affordable Housing...
Yes on Measure BB for better biking, better BART, better buses
Shannon Tracey Headshot
10/31/2014
I love Hallowe’en. Ghosts, Jack-o-Lanterns, candy corn, and pint-sized superheroes knocking on my door – is there any holiday more delightful, and frightful? But this year, I’m haunted by a...
Old Oakland Farmers Market, photo Michael Halberstadt
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/28/2014
In the past two years, Oakland has been named the "Most Exciting City in America,” the "5th Hippest City in the U.S.," and even recognized by the New York Times as #5 of their 2012 list of the "...
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/24/2014
Updated 10/30/2014: Go Giants!  Now that the home team has captured the pennant again, BART is expecting even more people for tomorrow's ticker-tape parade in San Francisco. They're planning for...
BART train, photo by Rafael Castillo
Joël Ramos Headshot
10/15/2014
If last week’s meeting is any indicator, BART riders can look forward to a brighter future with more frequent, reliable, and affordable BART service. On October 9, the BART Board of Directors met...
10/09/2014
Everyone’s got an opinion, and BART wants to hear yours…but instead of writing a letter or attending a meeting, they want you to play a game. Who said transit planning couldn’t be fun?  BART’...
GreenTRIP's Jennifer West and Jean Long at Railvolution 2014
Bianca Taylor Headshot
10/01/2014
For the urban planners, transportation lovers, and policy wonks of the world, the experience of going to Rail~Volution might be a little like going to Disneyland. A four-day conference dedicated to...
Joël Ramos Headshot
09/23/2014
When it comes to BART, there is good news and bad news.  The good news: more people are choosing to ride BART during the week, meaning that there are fewer cars on the road clogging our...
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/16/2014
Last week, our event “The Future of El Camino Real is in Your Hands” drew a crowd of nearly one hundred people. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, professions, and perspectives, they shared the goal...

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