On Monday, the Los Angeles Times published a bombshell article, outlining the details of a “confidential Federal Railroad Administration risk analysis,” in an attack on the competence and ethics of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Reporter Ralph Vartabedian claims the report shows cost overruns and delays, although the Times does not provide readers a chance […]
The ambitions of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program overwhelm its size. It funds affordable housing and transportation projects using funds from cap-and-trade—which means all its projects, first and foremost, have to reduce greenhouse gases. But that's far from the program's only goal.
On the first day of the new session, lawmakers introduced the same transportation bills as last session---they include some funding for transit and active transportation, but they don't reflect an understanding of how profoundly we need to change the way we travel if we want to lower greenhouse gas emissions.