What’s Going On with Car Efficiency Standards?

How can Trump’s EPA roll back the new gas-milage standards that were negotiated in the last administration? Will it force California down to the low national standard?  And what can we do? Information Quietly, Trump Officials and California Seek a Deal on Car...

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Helsinki: Mixing Public and Private Transit

Transport As a Service: It Starts with a Single App (excerpt) The Economist, Sep 29, 2016 Get the Traveler Seamlessly from Door to Door Helsinki residents can travel quickly door-to-door within the city by using an app that mixes and matches a variety of public and...

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CARB Action?

The CA Air Resources Board makes plans to cut transportation emissions and controls some state funding. What have they done for the climate lately? (The proposed 2918-9 state budget is over $130 billion.) California Air Resources Board...

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Coming to the Ballot

Legislation worth keeping an eye on. Regional Measure 3 The region urgently needs new investment in transportation. But Regional Measure 3 is not the answer. It demands that bridge commuters take hundreds of dollars out of their paychecks to fund a grab bag of...

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Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles: Why Don’t People Know? Californians are not deciding they don’t want PEVs. Rather, they remain to a great extent unaware of PEVs and anything about them. The article includes suggestions for raising awareness. By Justin Gerdes, GreenTech...

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Congestion Management Around the World

Getting cars and trucks out of busy downtowns is crucial to encouraging public transit, biking and walking. When they’ve got to drive, a congestion fee supports sharing the car. A number of cities worldwide are instituting or working on plans for this smart idea....

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AB 1745: CA Prepares to Ban Gas Cars

Is California ready to join Great Britain, France, China, India and other countries in setting a phase-out date for gas cars and light trucks?  If the Clean Cars 2040 Act–AB1745–introduced into the California Assembly January 3, 2018, is approved, only...

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Transport Equity

Lower-income communities often have fewer convenient options for transportation – fewer bus and train lines, less access to transit passes and higher fares when they pay cash.  As a result they wind up driving, in older cars that pollute more.  It adds up to one...

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About TNCs

Read here about Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft. State Regulators Lower Fees for Uber,Lyft The California Public Utilities Commission voted to decrease the amount of revenue required from Uber, Lyft and other transportation companies in...

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Housing and Transit

Lack of housing options in the cities has been resulting in urban sprawl and forcing lower-income earners to commute further, often in higher-emission cars, to work in the cities. Parking Requirements and Housing: California’s Love of Cars Is Fueling Its Housing...

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