Today’s Headlines

Contra Costa County's DRAFT expenditure plan for its transportation sales tax measure
Contra Costa County’s DRAFT expenditure plan for its transportation sales tax measure
  • Central Santa Ana Complete Streets workshop to be held Saturday (Santa Ana Streets for All)
  • Today is Dump the Pump Day and in Solano County, at least, some transit rides are free (Times-Herald)
  • Sacramento RT lays off 20 employees to save routes—fares will increase in July (KCRA)
  • Does it have to take a death? After a boy on his bike was hit by a truck, Newport Beach looks at bike safety near schools (LA Times)
  • Orinda is first city to approve Contra Costa transportation tax measure (Lamorinda Weekly) (see breakdown at right)
  • CA lawmakers pass budget (LA Times)
    • Sacramento Bee breaks down the numbers
    • The budget contains no money for clean vehicle rebate program (LA Times)
  • Napa County government says it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by ten percent (Napa Valley Register)
  • As California’s road charge pilot begins, truckers weigh in (Trucks.com)
  • Many jobs require a driver’s license—for no good reason (Atlantic)
    • ACLU sues court for not helping low-income people keep their licenses (SFGate)

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Horrible double hit-and-run emphasizes need for safer Rosemead Blvd (BikeSGV) BART planning to close transbay tracks for maintenance work over Labor Day weekend (SF Gate)  (CBS) San Francisco’s plan for new Warriors Arena includes $40 million for transit (SF Examiner) With help from LA Weekly, high speed rail meeting should be “a mess” (LA Weekly) […]

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Santa Monica’s bike share is ready for the Expo line opening (Global Green) Berkeley develops “Resiliency Strategy” (Berkeleyside) Study looks at why bike share is so much safer than “regular biking” (Vox) People who live in walkable neighborhoods get more exercise (Science Codex) Two reports find that California’s climate change policies will save residents money […]

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Active Transportation Projects funded in Highland (Highland Community News), Humboldt County (Times Standard), Inland Empire (The Sun); and Napa (Napa Valley Register) Menlo Park considers bike lanes (Almanac News) Contra Costa finally joining Clipper transit card system (Contra Costa Times) Tribes file suit over Highway 101 realignment in Willits (Daily Republic) What do Strava heatmaps […]

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More Bike to Work Week coverage 20-second commercials from OCTA Shocker: a reporter tries commuting by bike, encounters other, normal people that do it all the time (ABC) Bike-share saves the day when the DC Metro fails (Laurie Moy) In the East Bay, where it all began (Bike East Bay) … and more (Daily News) […]