Public transportation

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...
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...
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...
The Oakland Airport Connector opens Friday November 21. Photo: MTC
Joël Ramos Headshot
11/20/2014
Tomorrow, BART will unveil the Oakland Airport Connector with a party to celebrate the new link from Coliseum Station to the Oakland International Airport. We like parties as much as anyone else....
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 "...

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