February 13, 2018

The planning for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program continues. In our last E-News, we mentioned concerns we shared with our partners about the move of the ATP Public Health Question to a new section (Statement of Need).

February 13, 2018

Governor Brown released his proposed expenditure plan for Cap and Trade proceeds (the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund). We were disappointed to see funds prioritized for Zero Emission Vehicles, which do not reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled or facilitate alternative modes of transportation, while programs such as TCC were sharply reduced.

February 12, 2018

The Bay Area Toll Authority voted to place a measure on the June ballot asking voters to approve toll hikes on all Bay Area bridges except the Golden Gate Bridge, over the next several years. The measure, RM3, requires a majority vote among voters in the all the 9 Bay Area counties and will seek a $1 toll increase in 2019, 2022, and in 2025. The Golden Gate Bridge is governed by an independent district that sets its own tolls.

January 19, 2018

We were disappointed this week when, at the first Senate Transportation and Housing Committee hearing of the year, SB 760 - the Complete Streets for Active Living (Wiener) bill - was stripped of its most transformative components.


December 13, 2017

The state legislature will likely vote again next year on legislation that would require middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30am. The bill, SB 328, is coauthored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge). It passed the Senate in May with a 31-25 vote but failed in the Assembly on a vote of 26-30.

October 5, 2017

We are tracking progress on several pieces of state legislation: