Today’s Headlines

  • L.A. Metro to get another top transit leader: McMillan moves back home from the FTA (Washington Post)
  • California looking for ways to connect transit, communities (Planetizen)
  • The California transportation projects whose funding is threatened (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Caltrans seeks input on statewide, long-range transportation plan (TI News Daily)
  • It’s a mess, but we need high speed rail (LA Times)
  • More about San Diego’s bike and pedestrian plan (Clean Technica)
  • How much time and money people save by using public transit (USA Today)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF


Op-Ed: Transportation Funding Talks Must Include Transit, Climate Change

An op-ed piece in the Sacramento Bee this morning points out the strange disconnects in current legislative discussions on funding transportation. Authors Jeanie Ward-Waller, policy director of the California Bicycle Coalition, and Chanell Fletcher, senior California policy manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, point out that “two deeply intertwined debates are underway […]

CA Transportation Funding Should Reflect State Goals

Transportation funding in California has, as SBCA readers must know by now, reached a “crisis.” Shrinking gas tax revenues, combined with an increasing reliance on local sales taxes limited to specific transportation projects, have left our overbuilt and under-maintained highways, roads, and bridges without enough funds to keep them in a basic state of good repair. […]