Today’s Headlines

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  • L.A. stands up for Venice road diet (LA Times)
  • Bill would eliminate diesel trucks in CA (SF Chronicle)
  • Gas tax raises almost $2 billion so far (Action News Now)
  • Caltrain launches “Bikes Board First” policy (SFgate)
  • Housing, climate on top of legislative agenda (The Sun)
  • West coast states are already building a Green New Deal with cap-and-trade (North American Wind Power)
  • CA cap-and-trade is protecting South Carolina’s forests (Post and Courier)
  • There’s nothing wrong with a good debate on climate change (E&E News)
  • GOP is attacking the Green New Deal with bogus numbers (Politico)
  • Pope Francis has something to say about bikes (Forbes)
  • California’s new EPA head walked the Pacific Crest Trail before taking the job (CALmatters)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Butte County congressman wants to force California to repay high-speed rail funding (Capital Public Radio)
  • Deep dive on proposed reinstatement of bicycle commute tax benefit (Smart Cities Dive)
  • Will e-bikes catch on in L.A.? (Curbed)
  • CalSTA awards $13.1m to rail projects (RT&S)
    • Including a special event train serving Coachella festivals (Press-Enterprise)
  • Push to create a regional housing authority for the Bay Area (KQED)
  • Another way climate impacts are unjustly distributed: poor school districts pay to clean up rich commuters’ pollution (City Commentary)
  • Study finds corporations often renegotiate tax break incentives after contracts are finalized–to get even more (NextCity)
  • Caltrans seeks high school applicants in District 5 for employee-funded scholarships (BenitoLink)
  • MTC hires Iteris to prepare Bay Area for AVs and “enhance vehicle flow” (Traffic Technology Today)
  • Captain Marvel takes the LA Metro (LAist)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF

Today’s Headlines

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  • Oregon Congressman Blumenauer seeks to reinstate bike commute tax benefit (Bike Portland)
  • SANDAG will throw away transportation spending plan and start over, and other news from California Planning and Development Report
    • That means highway upgrades on the chopping block! Or maybe choosing between highways and transit? (San Diego Union Tribune)
  • Schwarzenegger, De Leon team up on clean transportation (LA Times)
  • Study: Autonomous vehicles aren’t good at seeing people with dark skin (Mobility Lab)
  • Court rules that Uber is not criminally liable in crash that killed a woman (NY Times, NPR)
  • Who benefits when a freeway is widened? (CityObservatory)
  • Future stadium in Inglewood is driving up rents and evictions, forcing a reckoning (LA Times)
  • Local count of homeless in OC found numbers rose precipitously last year (LAist)
  • MIT tries to map inequality at the address level (CityLab)
  • University of California ends contract with Elsevier, academic publisher that holds taxpayer-funded research behind a paywall (Mercury News)

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