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Photo of the new office for TransForm
Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Headshot
09/13/2019
After more than 10 years in our main Oakland office, TransForm is moving. Like many residents and other nonprofits across the Bay Area, our rent is increasing beyond our budget.  This is just...
Picture of person smiling in front of an AC Transit bus.
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/10/2019
Reports have shown that Contra Costa residents have some of the longest commutes in the region. The suburbanization of poverty is well underway in the County as people priced out of urban job...
Picture of members from the Scraper Bike Team riding bikes in the street
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
07/26/2019
The definition of a systemic problem is that it shows up everywhere. It’s tough to root out a systemic problem, but the silver lining is that you can start anywhere. Oaklanders are working to...
Jo Ann and Ann speaking at our 2019 event, All Aboard
Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Headshot
05/24/2019
This post is co-authored by Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Farrant and Ann Cheng It’s been two months since Stuart Cohen stepped down from being TransForm’s Executive Director after 22 years. As the new...
Berkeley parents and children form a "bike train" on Bike to School Day
Jeannette Cooper
05/23/2019
On May 9, the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program continued its long tradition of celebrating Bike to School Day in conjunction with Bike to Work Day, the latter of which is...
Mayfair housing development rendering
05/17/2019
Yesterday, SB 50 was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee until 2020. It was all over the news. The Governor registered his disappointment (though he hadn’t endorsed the bill previously)....
woman biking in protected bike lane, text calls on California state senators to support SB 526
Joshua Stark Headshot
05/09/2019
For all its climate leadership, California has a massive blind spot that could very well lead our climate action efforts to fail: Roads. Why should roads — or more specifically, road spending — be...
Stuart with a farewell flowers and collage
04/01/2019
After 22 years amazing years at TransForm, I’ve got a touch of grey and a whole lot more to reflect on than fits in a blog post. We’ve had tremendous victories together, and if you click on them, you...
Sacramento Capitol Building
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/29/2019
Updated April 18, 2019 with several additional bills TransForm supports. If we have one word to sum up California’s new Governor and Legislature, it is “bold.” That shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s...
Stuart Cohen, Jo Ann Prompongsatorn Farrant, and Ann Cheng
01/17/2019
When I first started TransForm, I never imagined I would lead such an incredible organization for 22 years. Looking back at our history and highlights, the scope of all we’ve been able to accomplish...

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TransForum is the blog of TransForm, California's leading transportation advocate. For more about our work, including ways you can take action and contribute, visit TransFormCA.org.