"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 […]
This week kicks off with discussions about Smart Growth and overhauling transit, and ends in grand fashion with Oakland’s first ciclovia and San Francisco’s 40th Anniversary LGBTQ Pride Parade. Here are the highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Smart growth in San Francisco. Where should new housing and jobs go? What are the planning tools that […]
From TransForm: We Need a 21st Century Transportation System – Not More Highways For the past fifty years, federal transportation policy and funding has focused almost entirely on building highways. Well, it’s time for a change – and we intend the next federal transportation bill to move boldly in a new direction and dramatically shift […]
From TransForm: Bus tour and talk on how Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation RSVP online by Friday, October 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is revolutionizing bus service around the world with its dedicated lanes, state-of-the-art buses, and frequent service. Now, Bus Rapid Transit is coming to Santa Clara County! VTA is planning for BRT lines along the Alum Rock, El Camino, […]
From TransForm: 1, 2, or 3 Bay Area peaks, no cars, one day. The second annual Bay Area Triple Threat bike challenge will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Using only public transportation and their bicycles, riders will ride to the summits of the three major peaks in the Bay Area: Mount Hamilton, Mount […]
Just as SFMTA can easily replace light rail service with buses to respond to an emergency, the Bay Area should be able to quickly restructure service in a coordinated way to protect public safety and while ensuring essential workers can get to their jobs. Our region’s lack of an empowered lead authority for transportation means each transit agency makes decisions in silos, resulting less access for everyone — and a more challenging recovery.