Connecting Communities: Saving Local Transit in the Bay Area and Beyond

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:00pm EDT

Transportation is one of the biggest challenges facing the Bay Area today. To build good transit, the discussion needs to focus on what matters—quality of service, a range of transit riders, the role of buildings, streets and sidewalks, and, above all, getting transit in the right places.

Part of the Connecting Communities series by TransForm, in this webinar transit experts explore how to strengthen local transit in the Bay Area. Author Christof Spieler discussed strategies to revive interest in transit and boost ridership locally and regionally, in conversation with a local transit advocate and a transit agency representative.

Participants:
- Christof Spieler, author of Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit
- Christy Wegener, Director of Planning for San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)

Moderator: Chris Lepe, Regional Policy Director, TransForm