What projects, people or programs are making a real difference to solve the Bay Area’s housing and transportation problems?
Bay Area Metro Awards
Bay Area Metro Awards
North Bay Fires Recovery and Response (Grand Award)
Three public transit operators and a public energy program are being recognized for their work to save lives, protect communities and aid in rebuilding in response to the October 2017 North Bay fir
California State Senator Jim Beall, Legislative Award
For his leadership in chairing the Senate Transportation Committee and authoring Senate Bill 1, State Senator Jim Beall, who represents California Senate District 15, is receiving the Bay Area Metr
San Leandro Homeless Compact
Long-term housing and services are provided to chronically homeless individuals in San Leandro thanks to a unique collaboration between the City of San Leandro human services and police departments
Carl Guardino, Gabriel Metcalf and Jim Wunderman
The dedicated efforts of these three local leaders was instrumental in getting Regional Measure 3, the now-approved measure which raised bridge tolls to fund transportation improvements and congest
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
Measure AA – the Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure – was placed on the June 2016 ballot by the San Francisco Restoration Authority, and approved overwhelmingly by Ba
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), which connects Sonoma and Marin counties by 43 miles of rail and links up with other Bay Area transit systems, opened for service in August 2017.
23rd Avenue Community Building and Oakland Community Land Trust
With the help of the Oakland Community Land Trust, tenants of the 23rd Ave. Community Building in Oakland purchased the building, permanently preserving it as an affordable, mixed-use building.
VTA, ATU Local 265 and Mission College
Transit workers at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are supported in their professional development and workplace well-being by the Joint Workforce Investment apprenticeship pr
BART to Antioch
In May 2018, BART’s eastern Contra Costa County (eBART) line was renated the Antioch line as the system opened a hugely popular 10-mile rail extension from the former Pittsburg terminus along the H
Steven Falk, decades-long city manager of the City of Lafayette, is recognized for his years of committed service and for his deep commitment to repairing the Bay Area’s housing shortage.