Today’s Headlines

  • News Flash (Video): Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty leads a bike ride and talks about bike facilities (YouTube)
  • Budget deadline looms in CA (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Cap-and-trade funding discussion separated from CA budget process (Sacramento Business Journal)
  • Why CA gas prices are high (hint: it’s not cap-and-trade or “hidden” gas taxes) (CBS)
  • Wall Street Journal writer doesn’t understand that bikes are transportation (Treehugger)
  • More on U.S. Rep Dunham’s attempt to block funding for high speed rail (McClatchyDC)
  • Sidewalks and bike racks are “niceties, not necessities” that are “crippling America’s transportation system,” according to Republican Reps who tried to limit federal funding for them (Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership)
  • NY Times Transportation Special Issue (NY Times)

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Climate change bills clear hurdle with deal on energy plans (LA Times) Vague proposal for transportation funding may include cap-and-trade money, vehicle fees, may require voter approval (KQED) More rumors of the mix that may produce a compromise in the CA legislature around transportation (Contra Costa Times) Republicans aren’t fans of Brown’s plan (Bloomberg) California […]

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Hopes for Sacramento streetcar not dead yet (Sacramento Business Journal) Merced County to revise regional transportation funding formula (Merced Sun Star) Now open in Marin: Museum of Bicycling (Marin Independent Journal) Governor, legislature agree to separate cap-and-trade spending negotiations from regular budget process (LA Times) The role of cities in regulating ride share companies (Western […]

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Thank you, legislature, for passing a transportation bill (The Californian) How transportation bill could help San Jose commuters (Mercury News) BART won’t have to make deep service cuts thanks to state transportation bill (SF Gate, SF Bay) Some are already plotting to use gas tax increase for new highways (Systemic Failure) Fear that EPA request […]

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SCAG announces its list of regional active transportation projects (Long Beach Post) with Orange County in the mix (OC Register) and San Bernardino too (Inland Empire) Coachella Valley considers its own funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure (Desert Sun) Mountain bikers say they are angry at slow pace of trail creation in Marin (Marin Independent […]