Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Transportation Policy

Metro Takes Another Step Forward in Effort to Build and Preserve Affordable Housing at Transit Hubs

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In case you haven’t heard, we’re in a bit of an affordable housing crunch. According to the L.A. Times, “the city recently estimated that 82,000 additional affordable units will be needed by 2021.” Non-profit developers have been aware of this problem for some time. Approximately 8000 families applied for the 184 units of affordable housing […]

CA Transportation Choices Summit Tackles Policy Issues

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The California Transportation Choices Summit, held in Sacramento this week, was an opportunity for sustainable transportation and public health advocates to spend the day learning about current state policies and legislation in the works to change them. This year’s summit was titled “2014: A Year of Opportunity.” The “opportunity” comes in the form of new funds from […]

Advocates Push for Bike/Ped Funding From CA’s Cap-and-Trade Funds

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A coalition of bike and pedestrian advocates are inviting organizations to sign on to a letter [PDF] asking the state legislature to recommend allocating $50 million of the state’s cap-and-trade revenue towards the Active Transportation Program. Currently, none of the $850 million in cap-and-trade funds are allocated specifically for walking and bicycling in this year’s budget. Caltrans recently released its first […]