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Bay Area and California transportation measures

Sonoma and Marin Measure Q — the ¼¢ train sales tax — passed. This provides funding to operate a 70 mile commuter rail service from Cloverdale in Sonoma County, through Santa Rosa, Petaluma, into Marin County through Novato and San Rafael to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The sales tax will also fund construction of a read more »

Thoughts on a Santa Clara County transportation tax 2016

After the success of transportation funding measures earlier this month in San Francisco and neighboring Alameda County, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in Santa Clara County began scoping out a proposal for a new transportation tax for the rapidly growing South Bay that the call Envision Silicon Valley.

Job opening: Active Transportation Coordinator San Mateo County California

San Mateo City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) seeks an Active Transportation Coordinator to help with bicycle and pedestrian program coordination throughout San Mateo County, California.

California Senate committee appointments

The Sacramento Bee reports that Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has released the full Senate committee roster for the 2013-2014 legislative session that begins today. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) returns as chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, which is where you’ll find most bills that will affect cyclists. The Republican co-chair, Ted Gaines read more »

California budget agreement eliminates transit funds

If the new proposal to bridge the state budget gap is adopted, public transit providers will be finished commiserating over ongoing state budget cuts. That’s because the latest plan to emanate from the “Big 5” budget negotiators doesn’t just cut public transportation funding – it eliminates it. STA fund uses In the Bay Area, State read more »

The candidates on transportation and jobs

I didn’t have a bike commute today because I’m working from home! I recorded a new episode of The Spokesmen early this morning with David and Donna. Watch for it soon. This is Erin of Swobo on the new Del Norte. Ferentz LaFargue on the Democratic candidates: As Green Consciousness continues erupting in this country read more »