Today’s Headlines

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  • Federal Report on Possible CAHSR Over-runs a Lot of Hot Air (CAHSR Blog)
  • Hanging out with bicyclists (Boom California)
  • Cyclists are winning at commuting (CityLab)
  • State lawmakers introduce bill to extend cap-and-trade (LA Times) (see Streetsblog coverage here)
  • Behind Brown’s cap-and-trade allocations (Fox & Hounds)
  • Unintended consequences of self-driving cars (Rodney Brooks)
  • A smaller federal role in transportation funding might not be so bad (Transit Center)
  • Report finds high speed rail could cost a lot more than projected (LA Times)
  • CA energy commission reports greenhouse gas emissions in electric sector are declining (Cal Energy Commission)
  • LA Metro As Ready for the Chargers as They Are the Rams (The Source)
  • Buffalo is the first city to remove minimum parking requirements (CityLab)
  • Rancho Cucamonga Ready for Mixed Use Developments (Daily Bulletin)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

Legislative Update: Cap-and-Trade to Get a Hearing

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Two Democratic Assemblymembers got the ball rolling on settling the future of California’s cap-and-trade program by introducing A.B. 151 yesterday. The bill would authorize the California Air Resources Board “to utilize a market-based compliance mechanism” to reduce greenhouse gases after 2020, when the current Global Warming Solutions Act expires. There has been controversy about whether […]
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New standards from U.S. DOT will ensure that 40 people in a bus count more than one person driving an SUV. Photo: SFMTA

Transportation Agencies Will Finally Measure the Movement of People, Not Just Cars

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Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the quest for free-flowing vehicular traffic. The result is wider highways, more sprawl, and more people stuck in congestion. But this week U.S. DOT took an important step to change course, releasing new standards to guide how transportation agencies measure their performance. Advocates for transit and walkability say the policy is a significant improvement.

Today’s Headlines

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  • S.F. police plan to target bikes, pedestrians for enforcement (SFGate) (SFist)
  • Bike rental company Bluegogo plans to expand in San Francisco without permits (SF Examiner)
  • Free rides on SMART are smart (Marin Independent Journal)
  • Top reasons to oppose L.A.’s Measure S (Better Institutions)
  • Seven ideas for safer streets—SFPD, note that targeting bikes and pedestrians for tickets is not among them (Fast Lane)
  • Bill introduced to extend California cap-and-trade program (LA Times)
  • Outgoing US Transportation Secretary Foxx reflects on autonomous vehicles, equity (CityLab)
  • North Coast senator McGuire supports transportation funding bill (Times-Standard)
  • Republican state senator Moorlach wants CA legislature to play nice with president-elect (Washington Examiner)
  • Transit projects planned for 2017 in North America (The Transport Politic)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

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