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.
What Is to Become of Southern California’s Coastal Rail Corridor?
Legislative committee gets an update: Emergency repairs are done, and now there will be more studying of the problems.
California Transit Policies and Regulations Need Updating
A statewide, transit-first policy, in writing, would incorporate all of these notions.
Caltrans Carbon Reduction Strategy: We Must Drive Less
The draft Carbon Reduction Strategy is being circulated for public comment by August 18.
How Can Buses Be Sped Up?
And what state and regional agencies plan to do about it
CA Wins Federal Grants to Support Transit in “Areas of Persistent Poverty”
These are competitive grants for planning, engineering, or developing transit service improvements in historically disadvantaged communities.
New CA Bill Would Provide Relief for Bay Area Transit
S.B. 532 would raise tolls on local bridges and allocate that money for transit
There’s a Budget with Transit Funding, But Negotiations Aren’t Over
The question isn't really whether Newsom will sign off; the question is what will end up in "trailer bills" - which, as their name suggests, trail along after the budget is signed and fill in details left out of the budget itself.
Recommendations for Gas-Tax-Funded Programs Announced
California Transportation Commission will consider adoption of staff recommendations for Solutions for Congested Corridors, Trade Corridors Enhancement, and Local Partnership programs at their June meeting.
Op-ed: Consolidate the Bay Area’s Transit Agencies
Legislators considering allocating funding are right to be asking for a plan for financial sustainability and ridership growth. It is also reasonable to question whether Bay Area transit, which is delivered by 27 transit independent operators with no requirements for coordination, is optimally structured to deliver the best possible, most efficient service to the public in the near- and long-term.