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TransForm to Host Third Transportation Choices Summit in Sacramento

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TransForm, an organization that advocates for sustainable transportation, smart growth, and affordable housing throughout California, will host its third annual summit next week to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. The Transportation Choices Summit will take place in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 22, and feature speakers from advocacy organizations including the Greenlining Institute, Move LA, and Safe Routes […]

At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction

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The first private automobile users on early 20th-century American streets were generally accorded no special privileges on the public right-of-way. “The center of the road was reserved for streetcars, and the new automobiles had to move out of the way,” as Renee Montagne describes it in the 1996 documentary Taken for a Ride, which chronicles […]

POWER: Mobility for Low-Income San Franciscans Means Putting Transit First

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Advocates for San Francisco’s low-income communities have issued a new report calling for policy changes intended to improve Muni service, increase mobility for transit-dependent San Franciscans, reduce pollution from driving, and improve the city’s economy. “Next Stop: Justice” was released last month by People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), a group that made headlines […]