Today’s Headlines

  • Electric bikes are better than driving (TreeHugger)
  • Plans forming for Bakersfield high speed rail station (Bakersfield.com)
  • SCAG is shocked: No federal grants for freight projects (LA Daily News)
  • Air Resources Board releases plan for future of cap and trade (LA Times)
  • California finds potential partners for cap and trade (Sacramento Bee)
  • Oil lobby’s claims about climate change policies were wrong (NRDC)
  • Clueless article confuses Caltrans with gas tax authority, ascribes road charge test to bloated, inefficient bureaucracy (Breitbart)
  • The value of value capture (City Observatory)
  • Pokemon GO is causing waves:
    • It’s everything that’s wrong with late capitalism (Vox)
    • It’s helping people discover their cities (Fast)
    • It requires these etiquette tips (Streets.mn)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

  • More partners for cap and trade is nice, but at the end of the day, knowing that the smelter down the street is buying forest land in a rain forest halfway around the world does nothing to actually address the issues that are being caused in my community. Hopefully, CARB doesn’t just use the potential partnerships as a way to provide polluters a way to be compliant without actually making improvements.

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Study: Transit riders want better service, not free wifi (Transit Center) Why highways are the center of civil protests (Washington Post) California is still widening highways (Marinscope) ARB releases draft cap-and-trade amendments, proposal for continuing after 2020 (Lexology) (Utility Dive)  (Scientific American) (CAHSR blog) Fuel standards to be reassessed (Mercury) Carbon pricing in the wrong […]

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Illegal for women to ride bikes in Iran? Women bicyclists defy law (ABC News) (Mashable) Fresno needs more state investment (Fresno Bee) Founder of Transportation 4 America tapped to lead SACOG (Sacramento Bee) Cap and trade hurts the poor (Sacramento Bee) Does cap-and-trade serve climate goals? (Sacramento Bee) London is way ahead of us: It’s […]

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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 […]

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In 2015, U.S. drivers broke the record for vehicle miles traveled (Fast Lane) It’s too bad electric scooters are so lame; they might be the future (Wired) Cap-and-trade is opening the door for timber companies to clear-cut California forests (East Bay Express) Cutting transportation money will affect jobs and cause delays (Aggregates Manager) Carbon capture […]

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LA Times bad-mouths the High Speed Rail Authority for defending itself against Republican congressmembers who lied about Caltrain and zeroes in on a passing comment on cap-and-trade’s effect on gas prices (not as big as seasonal volatility in the industry itself) (L.A. Times) Cap-and-trade provides $1.4 billion for projects (Climate Wire)  Also see Streetsblog coverage […]

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More about extension of cap-and-trade targets: a truly radical policy (Vox) Improving California climate change and land use targets (Climate Plan) Cap-and-trade is a success (EDF) In the state legislature, it’s a race to the finish (Santa Cruz Sentinel) AC Transit launches on-demand bus service (East Bay Times) SMART train seeks input on bike parking […]