Bay Area

Residents and neighbors at Berrellesa Palms in Martinez. Photo credit: Martinez Gazette.
Bianca Taylor Headshot
09/01/2015
It’s not breaking news that the Bay Area has quickly become one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. As the cost of rent increases, too many low-income families, people with...
Flickr: Ricky Romero
Joël Ramos Headshot
08/31/2015
For the hard-working staff of BART, Labor Day weekend won’t be a restful one. Instead, maintenance crews will spend three whole days repairing and improving the Transbay Tube. This means that from...
Traffic along Highway 101 can move faster with Optimized HOT lanes. Flickr: Garrett
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
07/30/2015
Moving more people with less traffic – it sounds almost too good to be true.  But for the past few years TransForm has been convinced that it’s possible to reduce congestion on the Bay Area’s...
Deb Hubsmith - photo from her blog, Love Healing Deb
Shannon Tracey Headshot
07/23/2015
Back in the spring of 2009, after volunteering to help with outreach for Bike To Work Day, I found myself at a media training led by Deb Hubsmith.  After years of community organizing, I...
TransForm staff ride BART to the Oakland A's Pride night
Bianca Taylor Headshot
06/24/2015
At TransForm, we have a lot of pride. We’re proud of the work we do every day to make California a more connected and fair place for everyone to live. We’re also proud to work alongside one...
Flickr: Sergio Ruiz
Joël Ramos Headshot
06/15/2015
After three months of planning, two online town halls, and one very important meeting, the BART Board of Directors has approved its 2016 budget – and we’re thrilled with the outcome. Since April,...
Jeff Hobson head shot
05/27/2015
For transportation and planning professionals, a trip to a BART maintenance facility feels a little bit like going to Disneyland. So you can imagine our excitement when six TransForm staff and...
TransForm supporters mingle at our Bring a Friend Mixer in Silicon Valley
05/26/2015
We know that our supporters are one-of-a-kind. They believe in us. They believe that we can create a California that’s accessible and affordable to everyone, regardless of income, education or...
Joël Ramos Headshot
04/24/2015
What starts in late April and stretches into June? One answer: the Warriors’ playoff run! Second answer: the BART budget process. Budgets are always a clear expression of an agency’s values. As...
Traffic in Silicon Valley. Photo credit Richard Masoner.
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
04/10/2015
As the Bay Area’s economy has picked up, congestion on our highways has gotten noticeably worse. In fact, San Francisco was recently named the second most-congested city in the United States, with...

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