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

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

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"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 in Livable Streets Events

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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 […]

TransForum: How Bus Rapid Transit can transform public transportation

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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, […]

MTC Grant Will Fund Expanded Regional Bike Share Program

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Getting to work or school in the Bay Area by shared bicycle could be a reality soon, as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area’s regional transportation planning body, awarded more than $4 million to a regional bike share program as part of $33 million for a host of innovative projects around the Bay […]
A J Church replacement bus. Photo: Ian Griffiths

Guest Commentary: How the Bay Area can rebuild a stronger, more resilient transit system

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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.