Today’s Headlines

  • Business, labor leaders warn Republicans reps not to back gas tax repeal—suggesting instead that they use it to cudgel Dem opponents (Sacramento Bee)
  • Repealing gas tax would be a mistake (OC Register)
  • Notion to ban gas car sales in California gains momentum (Sacramento Bee)
  • Palo Alto has some success in reducing solo driving and increasing transit use, and steps up its game (Mercury News)
  • Menlo Park wants new freeway lanes for buses–to keep them off local streets (Mercury News)
  • Contra Costa BART stations to be revamped, including wider bike paths (East Bay Times)
  • In Gilroy, pedestrian safety detail tickets lots of drivers not paying attention (Gilroy Dispatch)
  • San Francisco considers overhauling, limiting residential parking permits (SF Examiner)
  • Sky-high housing costs make California the poorest state (CalMatters)
  • After earthquake in Mexico, parks and bicycles—and bus-only lanes—are a lifeline (CityLab)
  • Way to do your job, Mr. Pruitt: U.S. EPA threatens to cut funding for Justice Department environmental work (NY Times)
  • Why this environmental journalist never writes about overpopulation (Vox)
  • “Snob zoning” is just another name for racial discrimination (Washington Post)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF