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
Projects Chosen for Climate Adaptation Funding
California Transportation Commission staff released their recommendations for local projects to protect transportation infrastructure from climate change. The list will be considered by the CTC in December.
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.
Legislative Update: Governor Is Powering Through Bills
Decriminalizing fare evasion and sidewalk riding bills killed; Transparency and climate accountability bills signed; More to come
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.
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.
Asm. Connolly Wants People to Think Bike Lanes Cause Pollution
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