TransForm TransForum: Is a ballot initiative the right way to protect state transit funds?

"State funds for public transportation have been illegally grabbed for California’s General Fund repeatedly over the years.  Now, a proposed state-wide ballot initiative would seek permanent protection of these funds.  But given how bad California’s budget mess is, is this the best approach?

Learn about the initiative and be part of a lively discussion that will include a presentation by staff from two of the groups leading the initiative: Josh Shaw, Executive Director of the California Transit Association, and Amy O’Gorman, Director of Regional Public Affairs from the League of California Cities. TransForm has yet decide our position on the initiative.

The TransForum will include time for networking over snacks and drinks."


Transit Agency Representatives Push “Protect Local” Ballot Initiative

The California State Capitol in Sacramento. Flickr photo: Paraflyer With the continued raids on voter mandated transit funding sources to plug holes in California’s general fund, representatives from the state’s many transit agencies and locally elected officials are pushing for a sweeping ballot initiative this November, one which supporters say would finally put an end […]

TransForm: TransForum: Problems & Solutions for Public Transportation in the Bay Area

"At the next TransForum, we’ll look at the harsh realities transit agencies currently face across the Bay Area and discuss potential solutions. Speakers include Carolyn Clevenger (the project manager for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Transit Sustainability Project), Lewis Clinton (AC Transit’s CFO), Stuart Cohen (TransForm’s executive director), and Carli Paine (TransForm’s transportation program director). Joel […]