The East Bay Express names Transport Oakland Best New Civic Group for its work organizing for better transportation in Oakland. See other Best Of winners.
Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will lead the search for Oakland’s new Director of Transportation. Read more.
AC Transit is seeking public input on the search for their next General Manager. The next opportunity is a Special Board meeting tomorrow 4:30 p.m. in the AC Transit Board Room, 1600 Franklin Street. A survey will also be posted following the meeting. Find more information here.
Like a surprising number of other cities, despite its size, Oakland, California, currently does not have a Department of Transportation. Decisions about transportation projects from signal timing, to paving, to designing and applying for grants to fund a bike and pedestrian bridge over the estuary leading to Lake Merritt, have been made within either the Planning Department or the Department of Public Works―or both.
Ruth Miller wrote this piece for California Streetsblog. Read more.
Next Tues 4/28: Join us for a happy hour with Matt Nichols, Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Policy Director for Transportation & Infrastructure. 6-8pm, The Double Standard, 2424 Telegraph Ave. RSVP now.
How Oakland can become a world-class city for biking — and save lives, boost the economy, and improve the environment at the same time. Featuring Transport Oakland board member Michael Schwartz. Read more.