Talking Headways Podcast: Navigating Nairobi

This week’s guest is Stephan Eboko, chief revenue officer at Ma3route, a transportation information platform with over half a million users in Nairobi. Stephan tells about about the platform and how it helps people avoid traffic, interesting information from users reporting their experiences, and what travel on the private buses called Matatus is like in Kenya’s capital.

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Thoughts at a Workshop On Replacing CA’s Gas Tax With a Mileage Fee

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Earlier this week, I attended a California Sustainable Transportation Funding Workshop, hosted by Caltrans, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the California Transportation Commission (CTC), and the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA). The half-day program focused on how the state of California could shift from our current gas tax funding stream to one based on […]

Parking Reforms Advanced By L.A. City Council Transportation Committee

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As expected, a suite of far-ranging parking reforms was heard by the Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee yesterday. The committee was broadly receptive to the reforms, directing the city’s Transportation Department (LADOT) and other departments to further investigate a number of key reforms. What was perhaps most revealing was individual city councilmember attention to specific parking […]

Metro Updates: Rail-to-River, Complete Streets, BRT, & More

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Here’s a round-up of newsworthy items from today’s Metro Board Meeting and the committee meetings that led up to it. Rail-to-River Project Keeps Moving The Metro board of directors approved $2.85 million to continue to move forward with the Rail-to-River bike and walk path project. The funds will pay for further studies, planning, and design […]