Transportation

Efficiently connecting talent and job-centers is essential for maintaining a healthy economy and quality of life. As the labor market becomes more megaregional in nature, improving transit options will be paramount to achieving improved megaregional mobility and the California’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

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Transportation Plans Stymied

By Sean Randolph and Mark Pisano Published on 9/19/2016 This piece originally appeared in the Capitol Weekly They blew it. Fifteen months ago, Governor Brown called the Legislature into special session to find new ways …

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tri-Valley Rising

This report examines the unique value the Tri-Valley brings to the Bay Area economy and how it is changing. The report addresses the following questions:
How is the Tri-Valley economy changing?
How are the region's innovation assets developing?
How is the region linked to Silicon Valley and the broader Bay Area?
How is the Tri-Valley's transportation infrastructure enabling sustained economic growth?
How is the region positioning itself for the future?
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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.