Today’s Headlines

  • We’re in trouble this winter, and here’s a preview (NY Times) (Guardian)
    (ABC News)
  • Not everyone is stuck in traffic: total amount of time spent traveling, per capita, has decreased in U.S. (Transportationist)
  • Cell phone data is tracking traffic (Fortune)
  • Chinese companies readying bids for work on CA high speed rail (Business Insider)
  • But Palo Alto says: whoa, there, young fella (CA High Speed Rail Blog)
  • Sacramento is still struggling to find an agreement on transportation funding (LA Times)
  • House proposes six-year federal transportation bill, mostly to highways (The Hill)
  • All the unintended consequences of less driving by millenials (Salon)
  • Lawmakers seek investigation of Chevron’s failure to disclose climate change data
    (LA Times)
  • Oakland proposes eliminating parking requirements for downtown developments (East Bay Express)
  • Berkeley surveys public for ideas on safety and traffic flow in downtown (InsideBayArea)

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