Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Transportation Policy

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 […]

Caltrans on the Hot Seat: Assembly Looks at State, Local Planning Tensions

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It was the California State Assembly’s turn to review the recent State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) report on Caltrans at a Transportation Committee hearing Monday. The discussion played out along the same lines as the Senate Transportation Committee hearing last month, where Professor Joel Rogers, who led the team that produced the report for the California Transportation […]

California Transportation Commission: $538 Billion Needed to Maintain System

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One of the things I do each year is read the California Transportation Commission Annual Report. I find it a useful snapshot of policy and operation issues for transportation in California. Intriguingly the 2011 Report’s introduction mentions a statewide transportation needs assessment the Commission released late last year. Over 10 years ago the Commission undertook […]