CAPTI Falls Short of its Climate Promise
The Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) is meant to help decarbonize California’s transportation systems. But the state continues to devote the bulk of its transportation budget to projects that encourage car travel.
Five Ways to Pull U.S. Transit Agencies Out of the Fiscal ‘Death Spiral’
Turning the transit industry's "doom spiral" into a "virtuous cycle" will require rethinking the foundations of how we fund mass transportation — and adding a whole lot of service
CA Is Drafting its Interregional Transportation Improvement Program and Wants Your Input
Two hearings (Wednesday November 1 and November 8) discuss the program's purpose and take public comments on interregional transportation needs
Caltrans Approves $192M for Clean Transit
The money will be awarded from the state's Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), which is funded by California's cap-and-trade system.
California Transportation Commission Chair: “Widen Freeways for the People”
Widening highways now is a way to keep the status quo in place for years into the future, when we need to change that status quo with alacrity.
Highways to Hell: How One Country is Rethinking Road Investment
The Wales Roads Review – an unprecedented examination of whether investment in over fifty local road schemes should continue – signals high-profile change by the Welsh Government, prompted by the climate emergency.
Update on Arguello: State to Provide $1.2 Million for Protected Bike Lanes
Money's now available for yet another safety project on Arguello--will SFMTA finally install protected bike lanes?
California Spends Too Little on Environmentally Friendly Transportation Options
A new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that California allocates less than twenty percent of available transportation funding to low-carbon modes - despite climate and livability goals to increase walking, biking, and transit as modes of choice. At the same time, the state is still investing in highway expansion.
Guest Opinion: Ten Years In, CA Active Transportation Program Lays Bare a Tale of Two Agencies
L.A. County needs to embrace physically-protected bikeways, robust traffic calming around schools, and similarly transformative, safety-focused projects
Pols: Congress Must Bolster Sustainable Commutes to Reduce Carbon and Congestion
The feds should bolster sustainable commuting modes and transportation demand management strategies.