The second year of the legislature's two-year cycle is moving into action, with deadlines looming in the next few months for bills to pass their committees. There is still a lot of negotiating and amending coming up, but here are a few bills to keep an eye on.
Two legislative hearings were prompted by the recent release of the California High Speed Rail Authority's updated business plan, which issued new—higher—estimates of the project's costs and a longer timeline for building it.
The Greenlining Institute, an Oakland-based nonprofit, released a report today describing a three-step framework that can be used to help communities figure out which transportation investments best serve their needs.
“Active Transportation in California: The Non-Motorized Transportation Facilities Report Fiscal Year 2016-17,” highlights Caltrans' achievements of the past year as the department works towards its fast-approaching goals to increase the share of trips made by walking and bicycling in the state.
This introductory course, open to all, promises to review California’s commitment to support all modes of transportation, with participants learning how to apply bicycle design concepts that "best balance competing needs on a specific route."
New rules called for by S.B. 743 will require development projects to estimate the vehicle miles of travel they will produce, instead of the amount of traffic delay they might cause. But as currently proposed, the rules will not apply to transportation projects.