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CA Sen. Steinberg Proposes New Spending Plan for Cap-and-Trade Revenue

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Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) announced a proposed plan to create a permanent spending strategy for cap-and-trade revenue [PDF]┬áthat prioritizes investments in affordable transit-oriented housing, transit expansion, and CA High-Speed Rail. Unlike the Governor’s plan for this year’s budget, Senate Bill 1156 also proposes investments in “complete streets” and transit operations. Calling the […]

Transit Agency Representatives Push “Protect Local” Ballot Initiative

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The California State Capitol in Sacramento. Flickr photo: Paraflyer With the continued raids on voter mandated transit funding sources to plug holes in California’s general fund, representatives from the state’s many transit agencies and locally elected officials are pushing for a sweeping ballot initiative this November, one which supporters say would finally put an end […]

It’s Official: Governor’s Budget Shorts Public Transit Once Again

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Schwarzenegger outlines his budget at a Capitol press conference. Photo: Governor’s Press Office Governor Schwarzenegger’s budget (PDF), unveiled today at a Capitol press conference, confirms what transit agencies and advocates across the state have been fearing: a $1.5 billion proposed scheme to divert funds that would otherwise provide critical relief to California’s struggling transit agencies. […]