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Image: a woman waits for a bus in Santa Clara County. Photo: Michael Halberstadt
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09/12/2016
Living and working in Silicon Valley has become increasingly challenging over the past few years, with skyrocketing home and rent costs, and overburdened transportation systems. This fall, Santa...
Photo Credit: Brandon Matthews
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02/04/2016
There’s a lot going on in Santa Clara County in 2016 (and no, I don’t just mean the Super Bowl). The other big thing on the horizon is what’s going to happen with Santa Clara County’s proposed...
Flickr: Corinne Okada
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10/29/2015
At TransForm, we are committed to connecting people to jobs, opportunities, and each other with affordable and reliable transportation options. Usually, we focus our efforts on championing decisions...
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06/24/2015
What kind of place will Silicon Valley be in 20 years? Will our region still be a hub for innovation? Will people of all income levels have better access to great transit? Will our streets be safer...
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05/04/2015
Cars on the Bay Bridge may move at a slow crawl, but the Bay Area’s transit agencies are picking up speed on their efforts to get more people moving with less traffic. As of last week, there are two...
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...
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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,...
01/05/2015
By today’s standards, it is normal for most people to drive for every little errand: getting to work, dropping the kids off at soccer, or meeting a friend for coffee. Our cities and towns have been...
11/25/2014
Crossing the street shouldn’t feel like you’re playing a real-life game of Frogger. As it exists today, El Camino Real through Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Santa Clara is...
A man rides the bus in the South Bay. Photo credit Brandon Matthews 2011.
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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...

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