Bay Area

Joël Ramos Headshot
03/30/2015
Spring is in the air, and if you’re like me, you’re counting down the days until April 5: Opening Day. Oakland A’s fans brushing up on their Bernie lean have been waiting for April 5, 2015...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
03/26/2015
GreenTRIP’s goal is to make the Bay Area a place with more affordable homes and less parking. But that can’t happen without the partnership of people who actually do the building: developers....
03/17/2015
Over the last four months, I have been living the aspiring planner’s dream. As the research assistant for the Safe Routes to Transit (SR2T) Program, I have visited thirteen different project sites...
South San Francisco Community Benefits Coalition
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
03/03/2015
South San Francisco—known by locals as South City—has always been a predominantly working class community. Its identity as an industrial city is rooted in a long history of supporting labor unions,...
Joël Ramos Headshot
02/19/2015
The San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month that the number of satisfied BART riders has dropped to its lowest level in 16 years. If you’re one of the 430,000 people who ride BART...
The holidays can be a time of stressful, yet creative, traveling plans. Photo Chenin Gilles
Bianca Taylor Headshot
12/23/2014
Sometimes traveling during the holidays can seem like a test of Murphy’s Law (except with less physics and more traffic). But the holiday season is also a time to celebrate how important public...
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,...
Thank you for voting! Photo: Flickr, Vox Efx
11/05/2014
I’m still catching my breath (and drinking some extra coffee) after an exciting election night in California. While the new composition of the U.S. Senate means we may expect less federal funding for...
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...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
10/24/2014
If you drive a car or take a bus on any freeway in the Bay Area, chances are you’ll get stuck in traffic. This isn’t only a time-wasting nuisance, it’s bad for us.  The more time we spend idling...

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