The senior Republican on the Senate environment panel has criticized the House transportation bill for strengthening federal involvement at the expense of states — but when it comes to last year’s agreement to raise national fuel-efficiency standards, Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) is making the opposite argument, accusing the White House of letting one state dictate […]
Photo: Justin Short, Office of the Governor Despite continued cash flow crunches facing nearly every transit operator in the state, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said absolutely nothing about transportation or fixing transit’s woes in his State of the State address today. Transit operators are still bracing for the expected budget proposal this Friday that would thwart […]
Local Sacramento manufacturer Siemens will exhibit a full-size version of its high-speed train on the west steps of the California State Capitol. You can tour the 50-foot long, life-sized mock-up to see the innovations that will reshape the way cities connect and help drive our economy. Visitors will learn about innovations in intelligent traffic technologies, […]
Seven gubernatorial candidates were invited to share their views on transportation and land use by a team of advocates working on those issues.
The California Department of Insurance has approved a pay-as-you-drive insurance program encouraged by environmental advocates and transportation planners because it provides an incentive to drive less by reducing premiums for low-mileage drivers. Widespread adoption of similar insurance policies could reduce driving in the U.S. by as much as eight percent, according to a Brookings Institution […]
"The living architecture movement is flourishing as green roofs go vertical and are increasingly integrated into city policies. One of the leading thinkers in restorative landscape design, Paul Kephart of Rana Creek (designer of the California Academy of Science’s green roof), will join us for a presentation of new green roof designs, living landscape projects […]