June 14, 2018

Bay Area voters have passed Regional Measure 3 by 54% across the nine counties of the Bay Area. The National Partnership endorsed RM 3, which will increase revenue from bridge tolls to support $4.5 billion in investments needed to improve quality of life and will connect BART and other commuter rail services, including via Safe Routes to Transit.

June 13, 2018

We co-sponsored SB 760 under author Senator Wiener, which would have required the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) implement Complete Streets near critical locations. As we reported in January, it was scaled back due to concerns over the effort to repeal last year’s increase in the Gas Tax. While we plan to reintroduce a bill with similar objectives next session, Sen.

June 11, 2018

If your community is planning to apply for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program, you have until July 31 to do so. Information and resources for applicants are available on the CalTrans website and at the Active Transportation Resource Center.

May 21, 2018

The National Partnership urges a YES vote on the Bay Area’s Regional Measure 3, which will be on the June 2018 ballot. RM 3 is a $4.5 billion plan to make crucial investments needed to improve quality of life and will connect BART and other commuter rail services, including via Safe Routes to Transit  These improved connections between buses, trains, and bikes will help people get to work, school, and home more quickly and safely.

May 21, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding three workshops to discuss changes to the statewide and regional Active Transportation Program call for projects. Topics will include guidelines, scoring criteria, lessons learned from past cycles, and Q&A with MTC and Caltrans staff.


May 16, 2018

In early May, California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz joined our partners in the Sustainable Communities for All coalition (SC4A) in Sacramento to lobby state lawmakers for an equitable portfolio of investments from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Among the programs SC4A would like to see funded from the GGRF this year are Urban Forestry and Urban Greening; the Low Income Home Weatherization Program; and transit passes for K-14 students in public education institutions.

May 14, 2018

The Call for Projects for Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) is set for May 16, with applications due by July 31.  Until they are released, the latest draft applications and guidelines are available at http://catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/.  New this year are separate applications for different project types and more detailed questions concerning local health disparities.