Oakland

Shannon Tracey Headshot
05/29/2015
Last week, the Oakland Planning Commission voiced unanimous support for the city's very first GreenTRIP project: 4700 Telegraph Avenue.  One of two north Oakland housing developments slated...
Our Forum on Keeping Oakland Affordable drew a large crowd.
Geoffrey Johnson
05/21/2015
It was a packed house on Wednesday night as the best and the brightest advocates, planners, and community leaders gathered at TransForm with one thing on their mind: preventing displacement in...
Joël Ramos Headshot
03/10/2015
Things are changing in the City of Oakland. Along streets newly striped with green bike lanes and under the watch of a homegrown Mayor, neighborhoods are seeing a flurry of plans that have been...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
12/17/2014
Carshare in the Bay Area has gone from zero to sixty in the last few years.   Peer-to-peer carsharing like Getaround, Turo (formerly RelayRides), and JustShareIt give people a convenient way...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 "...
Happy BART Rider
Joël Ramos Headshot
06/20/2014
The BART Board's decision to set the fare for the Oakland Airport Connector at $6 per ride instead of a proposed $4 fare on June 12 was a huge victory for everyday BART riders.  When...

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