Public transportation

1970s MacArthur Maze, photo courtesy of AC Transit
06/17/2022
We’re seeking participants in a unique opportunity to shape how transit agencies correct past and present harms to Black life in the United States. Can your voice make a difference? Read on....
05/04/2022
As federal funding runs out, transit agency budgets are facing critical shortfalls, risking a further decay of public transit that would leave riders and the climate stranded. The state’s...
Crowded Chinatown SFMTA Bus Stop
03/17/2022
Earlier this month, Victor chose to start one of his precious days off meeting with the governor’s office to tell them about his commute. Victor lives with autism and takes the bus from his home in...
Two people talking while walking through a farmers market
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
02/23/2022
Imagine closing your book after your bus trip across town, walking across a bustling plaza amid smells of sugary churros and bison meatballs. You stop to pick up a few essentials at the market, then...
event graphic with title, speaker names and headshots. Title is Solving Problems as a Region: Learning from Housing
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
05/28/2021
As we rebuild public transit back from pandemic-related setbacks and look to the future of what our transportation system could and should be, it is clear that we need to tackle these problems as a...
"Vote like a TransFormer" with icons for a bus, a house, a pedestrian, and a bike.
10/06/2020
With so much attention focused on November 3rd’s momentous presidential election, it’s easy to forget the many other important issues on the ballot. As usual, there are some very important decisions...
Caltrain arriving at a station
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
10/02/2020
The future of Caltrain, the commuter rail between San Francisco and San Jose, is on the ballot as Measure RR in three counties on November 3. Measure RR, a 1/8-cent sales tax dedicated to Caltrain,...
Drawing of alarm clock with a face mask with the words Wake Up MTC
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
07/29/2020
Transit workers and riders deserve to feel and be safe. That’s also necessary if transit is going to survive and recover from the impacts of the pandemic. TransForm and the Voices for Public...
Cleaning crew on NYC bus. Flickr: MTAphotos/Andrew Cashin
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
05/18/2020
This was supposed to be an uplifting year for Bay Area transit—the year we would vote for a transformative region-wide transportation funding measure. Instead, 2020 turned out to be the year of the...
Paratransit passenger and driver
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/27/2020
Before talking about how to address transit’s emergency in light of COVID-19, we must first be very clear: do not take transit unless you absolutely must for your essential needs or for your...

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