Coming to the Ballot

This is a completely informal list of articles and presentations about legislation in the Bay Area regarding transportation.  Its purpose is to help readers keep up on the changing legal and political situation.  We have not necessarily discussed or taken a position...

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5 mill EVs in CA by 2030? Brown says “Go for it!”

California governor pushes for 5 million zero-emission cars by 2030, needs legislative approval By Jonathan J. Cooper, Sacramento Bee, Jan 27, 2018 Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a $2.5 billion plan Friday to help Californians buy electric vehicles and expand a network of...

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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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California 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.  What are their effects on CO2 emissions?  How do they change travel patterns?  What is happening with attempts to keep private transportation companies from undercutting public transit?  Can they...

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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. Mountain View planning commission considers more homes near jobs The proposed...

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Climate Initiatives

We advocate for a number of climate-related initiatives, like parking policies that discourage single-occupancy vehicles, pay-as-you-go car insurance, traffic management for lower emissions, car sharing, and public education campaigns. Electrify Autos and Trucks...

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Transit, Bikes, And Pedestrians

We can build our cities to be pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly.  This means concentrating new development close to BART and other transit lines.  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has a plan that calls for 80% of all new development to be built...

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Cleaner Vehicles

We need to eliminate Internal Combustion Engine vehicles by 2040 to reduce climate chaos.  Electric vehicles are here now, they are affordable, and we need to make sure that everyone who buys a car goes electric.  Trucks, buses, and trains can also be electric.  And...

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