News Features

News Features

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It’s a sunny afternoon in May. A fleet of bicycles sits on the playground at Lipman Middle School in Brisbane, a city of 4,200 people along San Francisco’s southern border.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Policymakers, parks officials, farmers, and activists met at San Francisco’s Presidio Park last Thursday for the Bay Area Open Space Council’s fifth annual conference.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The new green bike lanes on Polk Street in front of San Francisco City Hall served as a red carpet of sorts for the hundreds of cyclists and elected officials who turned out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day on May 8.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tommy Bensko believes in the power of alternative transportation. “Bicycling, walking, and public transportation are really good for the economy, and health, and the environment,” says the founder of Bay Area BikeMobile.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Bay Area's first regional Commuter Benefits Program requires business with more than 49 full-time employees in the Bay Area to offer transportation-related benefits to their staff.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Every year, thousands of Bay Area schoolchildren take field trips to San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay, where students interact with native sea creatures, attend science lessons with naturalists, and learn about conservation issues, including climate change.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

goBerkeley’s aim is simple: to improve day-to-day travel in three of Berkeley’s most lively districts—downtown Berkeley, Telegraph/Southside, and the Elmwood.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On September 30, 2012, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1339 (Yee), authorizing the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to jointly adopt and implement a commuter benefits ordinance in the Bay Area on a pilot basis.

Friday, January 17, 2014

What concrete improvements arise from a regional plan? BART-to-Silicon Valley exemplifies the type of game-changing projects that benefit from a long-range blueprint like Plan Bay Area, which can help choreograph multi-year, multi-agency funding, planning and construction efforts.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Two new funding programs to bolster the Bay Area’s transit network and address climate concerns were adopted by MTC on December 18th. Initially proposed in November, the approved programs include changes to reflect input by elected officials and members of the public.