Today’s Headlines

  • BART podcast: How we prepare for emergencies (BART)
  • Now BART will try a courtesy campaign to get people to stop hogging seats (SF Gate)
  • Even Healdsburg is getting bike-share (Press Democrat)
  • LA mayor launches electric car-share system in disadvantaged communities (Business Wire)
  • A serious disconnect: After screaming for the state to “fix the roads,” taxpayers are mad that they have to pay for it (Sacramento Bee)
    • and you can bet Republicans are going to take full advantage (LA Times)  (KQED)
  • Meanwhile the CTC gets moving on how to spend that new gas tax money (SCV News)
  • The price of carbon needs to be a lot higher to meet climate change goals (Inside Climate News)
  • Some progress being made on CA budget (KQED)
  • Path to cap-and-trade extension is unclear (Argus Media)

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