Transport Oakland consistently self-identifies as “a bunch of transportation nerds”. We use the word “nerd” across our communications, and at our very first victory party, Mayor-Elect Schaaf proclaimed to our cheering volunteers that “the nerds [had] won.” Why are we drawn to this word, and what does it say about us that we may not intend?
Huge thanks to everyone that joined us for our Downticket Dinner, Thursday, September 22. Over 90 people joined us to eat, meet, and get pumped to get out the vote for our slate of exciting candidates. Read more
Transport Oakland is proud to support the Jack London Improvement District as it hosts a very special Voter Information Open House during October’s First Friday. Read more
Celebrate with us at our first annual Downticket Dinner on Thursday, September 22 from 6-9 PM. Enjoy dinner and drinks with fellow transportation supporters, meet the candidates we’ve endorsed, and learn how we can vote for livability, vitality, sustainability, and equity through transportation in Oakland.
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Peggy Moore‘s deep understanding of Oakland government, her organizing experience, and her support for inclusive transportation planning make her the right choice to transform the At-Large position into a consensus-building leadership role that will help Oakland tackle its many challenges with state and federal partnerships. Transport Oakland is thrilled to support Peggy Moore, and is excited to see what she’ll get done in the coming years. Read more
Nehanda Imara brings savvy transportation policy expertise, deep East Oakland roots, and fresh energy and ideas to the District 7 race. She’s a 30-year resident of East Oakland and has been an activist with Communities for a Better Environment for 10 years. Imara brings a strong focus on improving public safety to her campaign, and Transport Oakland is enthusiastic to endorse her for the District 7 seat. Read more
Noel Gallo is a pragmatic decision-maker, has been a steadfast champion of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, and knows how to make things happen in Oakland. Gallo is the District 5 incumbent, has lived in Fruitvale since a child, and served on the Oakland School Board and worked for the City of Oakland before being elected to the District 5 seat in 2012. Transport Oakland is enthusiastic to endorse Noel Gallo for Oakland City Council District 5. Read more
A long-time resident of West Oakland and an affordable housing provider, Lynette Gibson McElhaney was elected to the City Council in 2012 and has served as the Council President since 2015. Lynette Gibson McElhaney shares our policy priorities for better and more inclusive transportation infrastructure, and has provided valuable, consensus-based leadership on the City Council. Transport Oakland is enthusiastic to endorse Lynette Gibson McElhaney for Oakland City Council District 3. Read more
Dan Kalb understands the linkage between transportation and environmental sustainability, has a strong track record of advocating for pedestrian/bicycle/transit improvements, and is committed to a fair and inclusive decision-making process. Transport Oakland is enthusiastic to endorse Dan Kalb for Oakland City Council District 1. Read more
With more than 430,000 daily rides including 95,000 that start in Oakland and 77,000 that end in Oakland, BART provides a critical service to Oakland and the whole Bay Area. BART’s system was designed over 40 years ago to carry a fraction of the people and service it now delivers on a daily basis. Like all infrastructure, BART’s components need replacement and modernization after a long life of use. The proposed $3.5 billion bond identifies effective expenditures that will deliver a fix-it-first approach to maximize the potential of the new fleet of rail cars (roomier, quieter, and a third set of doors!) that will start arriving in 2017. These are not the glamorous ribbon-cutting cutting projects the media craves, but they are essential to keeping our regional transit backbone from falling apart, and Transport Oakland strongly supports Measure RR.