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2015 CA State Transportation Budget: More of the Same

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Governor Jerry Brown released his preliminary budget proposal [PDF] today in Sacramento, missing the opportunity to articulate the connection between spending on roads and meeting the climate change goals he proposed Monday in his inaugural speech. The draft budget holds no huge surprises for sustainable transportation advocates. It mostly follows last year’s budget for transportation spending. […]
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CA High-Speed Rail Breaks Ground in Fresno

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California signaled its commitment to high-speed rail with a groundbreaking Tuesdayday in Fresno. The ceremony, featuring a speech by Governor Jerry Brown, marks the official beginning of construction on the long-awaited train. It also puts California on track to be the first state in the nation to build high-speed rail. That depends on how you […]

SFMTA to Push for Speed Camera Enforcement Through State Legislation

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The SFMTA wants to legalize life-saving speed enforcement cameras, and plans to campaign for a state law that would enable San Francisco to install them, the agency’s director of government affairs, Kate Breen, said today. California currently has no law to allow and regulate the use of speed enforcement cameras, though red-light enforcement cameras are allowed. Speed cameras […]
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Governor Brown Vetoes CA Bill to Increase Fines in School Zones

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California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1151, which would have raised fines for traffic violations in school zones. The legislation, authored by Senator Anthony Canella (R-Ceres), was co-sponsored by the Safe Routes to School National Coalition, transportation advocates TransForm, and the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. The bill was designed to reduce traffic violations near schools, […]
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Governor Brown Signs Protected Bike Lane Bill, Car Fee for Bike Paths

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Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills on Saturday that will make it easier for California cities to build better bike infrastructure. The governor approved Assembly Bill 1193, which means protected bike lanes, or cycletracks, will become an official part of Caltrans’ guidelines on bike infrastructure. Brown also signed Senate Bill 1183, which will allow local governments to use a vehicle surcharge […]