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VIP Zip Is an Affordable Rideshare Program for Seniors

A coordinator with LIFE ElderCare acts as a liaison with ridesharing services like Lyft for seniors who need rides.
June 11, 2018

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018

Will Oakland Embrace Car-Free Living?

Patrick Kennedy says he can create lots of middle-class housing next to West Oakland BART — but only if he doesn’t have to build parking.
April 30, 2018

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.
July 12, 2017

Our Backyard: Bring on the Bike Bridge

Alameda needs a green estuary crossing to accommodate thousands of new homes.
July 11, 2017

Has BART Overexpanded?

Over the years, the transit agency has spent huge sums on expanding to the suburbs, and now it’s facing serious financial challenges.
May 30, 2017

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.
January 09, 2017

Accelerating Toward Equity

Oakland wants low-income communities to benefit from bike- and car-sharing.
December 07, 2016

Oakland Steers Away From Cars

Two recent decisions could help encourage smart growth, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce the cost of housing.
October 26, 2016