Public transportation

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...
Yes on J logo - for climate resilience and transportation justice
TransForm headshot for the Policy Advocacy Manager, Hayley Currier
01/31/2020
On March 3, Contra Costa County voters will have an opportunity to approve the most equitable, sustainable transportation funding measure the county has ever seen. Yes, the measure includes $1.9...
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...
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...
State capitol and bus
Joshua Stark Headshot
10/09/2018
With the end of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session comes the end of an era. Governor Brown, California’s longest serving and perhaps most influential governor ever, recently signed hundreds of bills...
Measure W logo
Chris Lepe Headshot
09/14/2018
San Mateo County’s economy has been thriving in recent years. But while the Peninsula has added jobs, we have not made the needed investments in transportation infrastructure to keep up. Traffic is a...
Kid on bus
Chris Lepe Headshot
06/14/2018
Update: On July 24, 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (a week after the SamTrans Board did so) to approve the final investment plan and place a strong, forward-...

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