Recent Streetsblog LA posts about cap and trade

Transit and Intercity Rail Funding: Upcoming Workshops

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State agencies are seeking input on one more program that will receive funds from California’s cap-and-trade system. Guidelines for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program [PDF] were released in December. Two public workshops will be held next week to gather feedback, one in Los Angeles and one in Sacramento. The stated goals of the […]

Report: CA Cap-and-Trade Program Is Up to Snuff

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Note: The original post has been edited slightly to clear up a misconception. Companies subject to the emissions cap cannot pay for the right to exceed the cap. The Environmental Defense Fund released a report this morning that says the second year of California’s cap-and-trade program is a success on several fronts. The report, “Carbon […]

2015 CA State Budget: for Transportation, More of the Same

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Governor Jerry Brown released his preliminary budget proposal [PDF] today in Sacramento, missing the opportunity to articulate the connection between spending on roads and meeting the climate change goals he proposed Monday in his inaugural speech. The draft budget holds no huge surprises for sustainable transportation advocates. It mostly follows last year’s budget for transportation spending. […]

Garcetti Motion Encourages Affordable Housing At Metro Stations

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Earlier today, the Metro board of directors passed a motion [PDF] encouraging Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and affordable housing. The motion may give some indication of where the board’s newest chair, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, hopes to take the agency. Garcetti has been a vocal proponent of siting affordable housing along transit lines. Garcetti authored the motion […]