Recent Streetsblog CALIFORNIA posts about VMT

OPR to Host Webinars on Transportation Impacts Under Environmental Law

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) recently issued long-anticipated changes to a provision in California law that currently ranks traffic congestion as an environmental impact. For more details, see recent Streetsblog coverage here. The new guidelines are under a 45-day review period, with public comment being accepted until February 29. To help educate […]

The Next Step in Getting Rid of Level of Service: Coming Soon

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After several years of work, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is almost ready to release draft guidelines on replacing vehicle Level of Service measures under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The shift was called for by Senate Bill 743, which passed late in the 2013 legislative session. OPR will propose measuring […]

Assembly Committee Moves Bill to Delay Level Of Service Phase-Out

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Buried in a five-hour long meeting of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee yesterday, a short discussion ended in a vote to move legislation that will delay the state’s shift away from car-centric planning. A.B. 779. The bill aims to slow the removal of Level of Service (LOS) from California environmental regulations by delaying implementation of guidelines […]

Bill Asking for Delay in CEQA Reform Guidelines Amended But Alive

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An attempt by large developers to undermine promised reforms to the state’s landmark environmental review law (CEQA) is winding its way through the Assembly. The bill, A.B. 779, was watered down before being presented to the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday. It now calls for delaying new CEQA guidelines, due from the Governor’s Office of […]