Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Barbara Boxer

Advocates Plea to Boxer: Save Funds for Safe Streets, Don’t Let House Gut NEPA

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(Note: Much of this story comes from “Making Lawmakers Answer for Pedestrian Deaths in Their Districts” that appeared on Streetsblog Capitol Hill yesterday.) No matter how you count it, California is a dangerous place for pedestrians.  A recent report by Transportation for America showed that nearly 7,000 pedestrians were killed in California’s streets between 2001 […]

CA Cyclists Call on Boxer to Respect Right to the Road

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Senator Barbara Boxer is receiving bi-partisan praise for managing to move a transportation policy and funding bill through the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in a divided Senate, but she may be facing trouble from a usually supportive constituency back home. Regardless of how one feels about the new funding formulas proposed in the bill, there […]

FTA Chooses Crenshaw Line for Federal Fast Track, Will It Lead to Faster Start Date?

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Yesterday, the White House announced that the Crenshaw Light Rail Line is one of fourteen projects nationwide selected to be part of an expedited federal review so that construction could proceed more quickly.  This announcement was met with praise from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Senator Barbara Boxer and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.  Ridley-Thomas even went so […]