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VIP Zip Is an Affordable Rideshare Program for Seniors

A coordinator with LIFE ElderCare acts as a liaison with ridesharing services like Lyft for seniors who need rides.
June 11, 2018

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.
May 21, 2018

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.
May 14, 2018

Alameda’s Ferry Nightmare

The city wants to reduce traffic on the Island, but ferry riders say access problems at the Harbor Bay terminal is making matters worse.
April 4, 2018

Infrastructure Bond in Limbo

Alameda has about $300 million in needed repairs to streets, water pipes, and levies, but the city council is not yet ready to put a bond measure on the ballot.
April 2, 2018

How to Green the Island

Since rapidly increasing solar power makes little sense in Alameda right now, the answer is less driving.
July 19, 2017

Building Around BART

After bulldozing neighborhoods early in its history, BART now wants to build communities.
July 12, 2017

Our Backyard: Bring on the Bike Bridge

Alameda needs a green estuary crossing to accommodate thousands of new homes.
July 11, 2017

Has BART Overexpanded?

Over the years, the transit agency has spent huge sums on expanding to the suburbs, and now it’s facing serious financial challenges.
May 30, 2017

A Bike Bridge Too Far?

Backers of a bike-pedestrian bridge between Alameda and Jack London Square are looking for creative ways to build it. But the Coast Guard is blocking the way.
January 9, 2017