Today’s Headlines

  • A newbie attends the bike summit, advocates for better biking in California (Bike Portland)
  • BART incentives for off-peak travel deemed a success, but Google ends its participation (SF Examiner)
  • Oakland is figuring out how to incorporate equity into its infrastructure investments (Transport Oakland)
  • Is the defeat of L.A.’s Measure S about density, or transportation? (Curbed)
  • Truck “platooning”–driverless operations–being tested on L.A. freeways (Daily News)
  • State transportation funding bill clears another hurdle (Temecula Patch) (KRCR News)
  • Electric vehicle fees: Where’s the  controversy? (Planetizen)
  • CA is not the only state considering raising gas taxes: a short primer (Bloomberg)
  • CA grapples with the question: Who should be liable when driverless cars crash? (Capital Public Radio)
  • Infrastructure needs to work for people, not bankers (NRDC)
  • Video for your inner nerd: Caltrans describes different paving materials (Caltrans News Flash)

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