Recent public workshops have shown strong support for any incentives to be limited to people who need them, be it through a needs-based assessment or some other way of determining need, but the details on how that might be done are not clear. While CARB has chosen an administrator to run the program, several months have passed without a signed contract. Also, CARB has not released any of the application materials requested by Streetsblog to help ascertain what the administrator's plan for the program will be.
Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.