Today’s Headlines

  • California Transportation Commission appoints new executive director (Santa Monica Mirror)
  • Solano County Transit buys two electric buses (Business Wire)
  • Central Valley leaders bemoan lack of highway funding (but don’t call for raising the gas tax) (Fresno Bee)
  • Feds offer assistance to states trying to figure out an alternative to the gas tax (Gov Tech)
  • New transportation data available from California’s open data portal project (Techwire)
  • L.A. suburbs don’t like the sales tax measure plan (LA Weekly)
  • Clock is ticking on parking investments (City Observatory)
  • Everyone’s pretty jealous of Seattle’s “Bike Batman” (CityLab)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

  • Alexander Vucelic

    motorists always refuse to pay the full cost of their driving.

  • gneiss

    Good god. The Central Valley politicians are the worst hypocrites ever. Over the last two years, the California Board of Equalization has lowered the gas tax by 8.2 cents per gallon.

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/02/24/ca-gas-tax-cut-6-cents-but-dont-expect-savings/

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas-tax-20160225-story.html

    These changes have largely been driven by politicians in the Central Valley and rural northern counties of the state who see this as a way to “help” their constituents. Now they are complaining about cuts to transportation funding that are a direct result of these tax reductions and blaming “Sacramento” for their own incompetence. This is nothing more than identity politics at its very worst.