A.B. 917 is especially groundbreaking because it also authorizes automated enforcement of bus stop no-parking zones – so an agency doesn’t have to have bus lanes to benefit from this law. Illegally parked vehicles blocking parts of bus stops create safety hazards for riders boarding and exiting the bus, especially for riders with disabilities.
Active transportation bills poised to reach the Governor’s desk (CalBike) Public transit employees were hit hard by COVID (LA Times, SF Chronicle) CAHSRA certifies EIR for northern segment (CAHSRA) More on Bay Area universal transit pass (Mercury News) That deadly Windsor Hills crash was the tip of an iceberg (LA Times) LA Metro looking for […]
What the Inflation Reduction Act can do for local climate efforts (Governing) What’s in it for bikes (People for Bikes) One million square feet of L.A. roads are being covered with solar reflective paint (Fast Company) LA Metro approves an ambassador program for transit safety (California Newswire) In San Diego, transit ridership increasing (ABC) Can […]
The hope is that if a regionwide pass increases ridership without causing transit Armageddon, perhaps individual agencies will stop blocking and delaying real transit integration. Then the goals of S.B. 917 can be achieved via MTC--which is supposed to be the coordinating agency for Bay Area transit--without the legislation.