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Caltrans Releases Long-Awaited Complete Streets Guidelines

So is Senator Scott Wiener's Complete Streets bill necessary? Yes, it is.

February 9, 2024

Metro Releases New Lower 710 Freeway Proposal; Agency Still Plans to Widen 710, Doesn’t Rule Out Residential Demolitions

Metro's new 710 widening proposal is not as bad as the mega-widening that Metro was hell-bent on a couple years ago, but there's still a lot of harmful freeway/ramp/road expansion, and precious little transit, walk and bike improvements

February 5, 2024

Caltrans Asks Fresno Judge to Toss Highway Lawsuit on Legal Technicality

In Fresno, a court case against a highway widening meets an unexpected legal hurdle. Instead of just completing a public health impact study, Caltrans wants the court to dismiss a case on technical grounds.

January 30, 2024

Governor Newsom’s “Climate Commitment” Does Not Include Active Transportation

The state is committed to climate investments, but one of its best climate programs - the ATP - is apparently dispensable

January 12, 2024

Will this $750 Billion Plan Solve Southern California’s Traffic Woes?

The projects prioritized in southern California's Regional Transportation Plan would increase driving, rather than work towards meeting state and regional driving reduction goals.

January 10, 2024

What’s on Caltrans’s $16B Holiday SHOPP-ing List?

The $15.7 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure packages. But what’s really in the 599 projects?

December 21, 2023

Highway Expansion Project Not Approved by California Transportation Commission

Adding another lane won't reduce congestion, yet Caltrans keeps doing it, and the CTC usually approves the money for it. There's too little discussion of alternatives.

December 14, 2023

Caltrans and Metro Using “Auxiliary Lane” Freeway Widening Loophole for Non-Aux Lane Projects

Beyond just using harmful loopholes legally, Metro and Caltrans deceptively bypass environmental regulations in order to keep on widening freeways

December 8, 2023