San Mateo County

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,...
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-...
TEAMC workshop
Chris Lepe Headshot
05/09/2018
This post was co-authored by Montzerrat Garcia Bedolla at Youth Leadership Institute and Chris Lepe.  Last summer, Alma, who is a senior at Half Moon Bay High School, had an internship...
surveying a worker
Chris Lepe Headshot
04/27/2018
What are the transportation preferences and challenges of workers commuting in Silicon Valley, and how might a proposal like the Highway 101 Managed Lanes project be designed to meet their needs? How...
express lane traffic
Chris Lepe Headshot
12/20/2017
The growing and interrelated transportation, affordability, and climate crises call for our communities and public agencies to set a high bar for new transportation investments. The Highway 101...
comparison of road space to move people in cars v. bus
10/20/2016
Our transportation system is stuck in 70 year-old thinking.  We need innovation to win on climate and equity while solving our traffic mess. California is a global climate leader with a focus...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
05/04/2015
Cars on the Bay Bridge may move at a slow crawl, but the Bay Area’s transit agencies are picking up speed on their efforts to get more people moving with less traffic. As of last week, there are two...
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...
Photo credit: James Rojas
Chris Lepe Headshot
03/13/2015
Our third annual Let’s Get Moving, Silicon Valley Summit may have been our best one yet! Last Saturday, 200 people (advocates, planners, policy makers, students, and other community members) came...

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