California

14 hours ago
The great battle between local control and state preemption shifts focus again in California. This time micromobility, electric scooters and the like, are on the front line of the conflict.
CityLab
Yesterday
California has embraced electric vehicles like no other state, with success reflected in increased sales and registration data, yet transportation emissions have increased for the last four years, primarily from light-duty vehicles.
CALmatters
Yesterday
The pilot program seeks to make bike share more inclusive by providing bikes designed to make biking easy and accessible for disabled riders.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.
CBS News 8 (San Diego)
Yesterday
The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
2 days ago
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
California Planning & Development Report
3 days ago
Google has expanded its footprint in North San Jose to cover 1.27 million square feet. Local officials are saying that the company's acquisitions ensure the long-term financial stability of the city.
The Mercury News
4 days ago
A fight over the travel data of shared use mobility companies is just starting in Los Angeles.
Wired
4 days ago
The California High Speed Rail Project is a political pawn in a contentious back and forth between the Golden State and the Trump administration.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
Senate Bill 50, the closely watched upzoning bill proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), made it a lot further through the Legislature than the prior attempt, SB 827. Still, SB 50 will short of the finish line in 2019.
Curbed San Francisco
5 days ago
The so-called car capital of the world is now a "hotbed for mobility disruption," a Harvard studio suggests.
The Planning Report
5 days ago
Construction of 10 miles of dual express lanes on I-10 received the go-ahead last month after a TIFIA loan closed for $225 million of the $925 million project planned by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.
Inland Empire Community News
5 days ago
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2019, 11am PDT
San Jose wants to remake the North San Jose neighborhood as "Uptown San Jose," but the amount of development that will require isn't proving an easy sell with some locals.
The Mercury News
May 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Regional Connector project will have to wait until 2022.
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took his mother to work on Sunday so she could join him in a panel where he signed life-saving, street safety legislation to reinstate and expand the school zone speed camera program in New York City.
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
May 13, 2019, 7am PDT
A new study, published by Science Advances and available in full online, "examines whether transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, live up to their stated vision of reducing congestion in major cities."
Science Advances
May 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Muni is planning on making improvements on 50 miles of bus routes as the system faces increasing demand.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 9, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has seen a rise in car crash deaths since implementing its Vision Zero initiative. Advocates say not enough action is being taken to make streets safer.
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2019, 10am PDT
A reporter rides the bus in Los Angeles and discovers the interesting, complicated, and sometimes heartbreaking stories that riders bring on board.
Los Angeles Times