Efficiently connecting talent and job-centers is essential for maintaining a healthy economy and quality of life. The Institute has a history of robust analysis in the transportation sector and continues to assess the region’s needs.



The Economic Impacts of Infrastructure Investment

This analysis explores Santa Clara County’s current transportation characteristics, highlights planned projects, and quantifies the economic impacts of the county's November 2016 transportation ballot measure.

The Northern California Megaregion

As the population of Northern California continues to grow, challenges in housing, land use, jobs, transportation, and the environment have crossed regional boundaries and are linking cities, counties, and regions together across wider geographies. These issues make planning at a megaregional scale increasingly necessary to achieve a broader footprint of economic prosperity and for California to reach its carbon reduction goals.

The Case for a Second Transbay Transit Crossing

Over the last decade, the idea of impact investing—marrying financial returns with social returns—has moved from a nascent investment theory employed by a few philanthropic organizations and forward-thinking fund managers to a widely known buzzword in the investment industry. Investing with Purpose: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Impact Investments intents to dissect the concept of impact investing and its potential social effects, and concludes with a set of recommendations for structural adjustments in the impact investing field.

Micah Weinberg on Inside Silicon Valley with Russell Hancock

On Monday January 18, 2016, Institute President Micah Weinberg appeared as a guest speaker on Inside Silicon Valley, a radio program presented by Joint Venture Silicon Valley hosted by Russell Hancock. During the program — which …


In the Fast Lane

An exploration of Alameda County's transportation systems, how they are funded, what role they play in supporting economic growth, and what changes are needed to ensure a prosperous future.