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Attempt to Undermine VMT Rules Becomes a Bill to Study Their Use Instead

The California Environmental Quality Act added Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) as a way to measure transportation impacts, and sprawl supporters are unhappy about it.

January 16, 2024

Senate Transportation Committee Recap: Transit Consolidation Bill Pulled

Also, a bill from Senator Blakespear to reduce delays for building safer bike lanes along the California coast returns

January 10, 2024

Legislative Update: Governor Is Powering Through Bills

Decriminalizing fare evasion and sidewalk riding bills killed; Transparency and climate accountability bills signed; More to come

October 9, 2023

Carbon Emissions Disclosure Bill Is Headed to the Governor

The California legislature passed a bill today that would require all large corporations that do business in California to measure and publicly report their carbon emissions.

September 12, 2023

Legislative Update: Nearing the End of Session

Lots of important bills are still alive

September 5, 2023

Bill to Fund Transit with Bridge Toll Hike Paused

While some Bay Area legislators supported the idea of raising bridge tolls to help fund transit, there was enough opposition that its author, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), decided to put S.B. 532 on ice for now.

August 21, 2023

Daylighting, Sidewalk Riding, and Free Youth Transit Pass Bills Pass Committee Votes

Bill to require transportation planning to consider climate also passes; Bicycle Safety Stop bill withdrawn by its author

July 12, 2023

Governor Newsom’s Urgency on Infrastructure Is Not About Climate (It’s About Money)

The administration frames its proposal as urgently needed for the state to make good on its climate and clean energy goals - or lose out on federal funding.

June 12, 2023