Today’s Headlines

  • Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority considers raising and restructuring transit fares (Mercury News)
  • BART wants to ask voters for a bridge toll hike (SF Chronicle)
  • Report: Riding transit takes twice as long as driving (Governing)
  • Republicans present a transportation plan that would focus on “traffic relief”—that is, road building—and on not charging drivers (Sacramento Bee)
  • Legislative Analyst Office releases report recommending cap-and-trade extension (OC Breeze)
  • Republican threats to Caltrain funding could cripple growth (Tech Crunch)
  • Google has a patent for a system to reduce injuries when people are struck by cars (Silicon Beat)
  • To get enforcement help, Napa raises rural speed limits, because—safety. Not a joke. (Napa Valley Register)
  • Book review: Richard Florida’s “Creative Class” take-back (California Planning and Development Report)
  • Researchers examine race factors in car crashes with people (NPR)
  • How Bakersfield’s bad air could get worse (Guardian)

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