CA State Senate
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.
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
Bay Area Transit Agencies Struggle to Define a Vision for the Future
Leaders plan to put a regional tax measure on the ballot, but first they need to show what those taxes would do for the Bay Area transit system
Legislative Update: Governor Is Powering Through Bills
Decriminalizing fare evasion and sidewalk riding bills killed; Transparency and climate accountability bills signed; More to come
All Kinds of Safety and Sustainability Bills Made it to the Governor’s Desk
And some have been held for next year
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.
Legislative Update: Nearing the End of Session
Lots of important bills are still alive
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.
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Bill to require transportation planning to consider climate also passes; Bicycle Safety Stop bill withdrawn by its author
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.