Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.
USDOT Announces First Grants from its Safe Streets and Roads for All ProgramBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program will give California communities $133 million for road safety projects and plans
California Grants Billions for Transit ProjectsBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Cuts proposed to the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program by Governor Newsom would affect future funding cycles, if they happen. Meanwhile, $3.68 billion will be awarded in 2023.
Governor’s Proposed Budget Takes Back Promised Active Transportation Funding, and Ignores TransitBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Newsom's draft CA budget takes into account an estimated $22.5 billion shortfall this year by pulling back some promised funds, including $2 billion from transit and $200 million from the ATP, with potential to restore some of that if tax revenue is higher than expected or federal revenue can backfill.
Travel Snapshots: Bikes! in Zimbabwe and RwandaBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Fellow Californians, we are wimps
CA Air Board Plan for Climate Action Calls for Much Less DrivingBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
But CARB sidestepped real commitments on reducing VMT, even though the agency has acknowledged for years that reducing driving is key to meeting climate goals
Caltrans to Report on Achievements from Statewide Bike and Pedestrian PlanBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
The department extended the public comment period on this draft report until January 13, and is holding a webinar about it on December 16.
Active Transportation Program Is Highly Competitive, and Its Budget Isn’t Big EnoughBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
and other analysis of the Cycle 6 funding that was just announced, by Safe Routes Partnerships
CA Transpo Commission Adopts Staff Recommendations for Active Transportation Program FundingBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
$1B in a one-time boost in funding made it possible to approve 93 new high-scoring projects. The CTC plans to request a larger allocation for the ATP in future state budgets.
Active Transportation Program: Cycle 6 Staff Recommendations ReleasedBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
High scores, 434 application requesting $3.1 billion. So far, 93 projects recommended, for about $1 billion.
Local Ballot Measures: Sales Taxes for Transportation Are TrickyBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Local sales tax measures are increasingly tapped as a source for highway widenings, and they're getting tricky about it
Recap of California Transportation Commission Meeting: Equity, Climate Are Major TopicsBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Instead of discussions centered on highway expansions and where to get the money for them, the Commission is engaging with climate, environmental, and equity concerns arising out of the state's transportation system.
Emergency Work to Stabilize Cliffs Above SoCal Railroad Tracks Will Take MonthsBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Amtrak, Metrolink, and freight operations from Laguna Niguel to Oceanside are suspended meanwhile. A permanent solution is years away.