Today’s Headlines

  • Today the transportation bill gets its first hearing, so there’s some speculating:
    • Can California lawmakers tackle road repairs with new supermajority? (KPCC)
    • Differences between Democrat and Republican funding proposals, with a weirdly misleading headline (Sacramento Bee)
    • We all pay, the longer Sacramento delays (Modesto Bee)
  • Senator Wiener introduces bill to make it easier to pass local transportation funding measures, with 55 percent of the vote rather than two-thirds (Patch) (SF Examiner)
  • Redlands transit projects on list for funding (Redlands Daily Facts)
  • LA Metro ridership is still dropping (LA Times)
  • Caltrans is developing a Bicycle Plan for the Bay Area; first step: take this survey (Safe Routes to School)
  • A list of current bad-idea bills—outside California—that aim to restrict bicycling (People for Bikes)
  • Oil industry fights to save cap-and-trade (EE News)
  • Report finds cap-and-trade likely has negative effects on disadvantaged communities (Sierra Sun Times)

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