Stories about Caltrans

Swept to death

From San Francisco to San Bernardino, unhoused communities are dying from 'sweeps' and criminalization -- and resisting with our own solutions.

For unhoused people, every day is an emergency

No PG&E. No fresh water. And then the cops take your survival gear and supplies. That's daily life on the streets for thousands of people.

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

You're spending $30 million to study homelessness, when we already have the answers; why aren't you helping us?

Cooking in your car

The rise of the un-housed middle class -- and a radical approach to homefullness

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

Instead of rewarding carpools and getting people out of private cars, we are rewarding wealth and encouraging more people to drive. How does this make sense?

Caltrans strands bicyclists on the Bay Bridge

Cyclists get caught behind a locked gate on the new bridge bike path -- a serious safety issue

Homelessness and colonial media

People who live without houses are treated as social outcasts -- and that has an impact

The strange and telling story behind the regional planning merger deal

The plan to let the powerful MTC take control of regional planning is on hold -- but by no means dead -- and social equity hangs in the balance

Should the regional transportation agency be elected?

A new twist in the power struggle over Bay Area planning

The false promise of regional governance

Unless the elites change their ways, centralized planning is never going to work MAY 13 -- There’s a push on by Bay Area elites to...