California

4 hours ago
The Democratic governor proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state-of-the-state address on Jan. 15. Nearly two years earlier, he signed a bill that prevented New York City from charging for bags as the District of Columbia and Boston do.
The New York Times
5 hours ago
Colorado will join California and nine other states in requiring that a percentage of new light-duty vehicle sales are zero-emissions, thanks to the first executive order signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Jan. 17.
Colorado Politics
Yesterday
Accessory dwelling units should be easier to build in California, but the process is still slow and complicated in many cities, say housing advocates.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
Los Angeles Metro CEO Phil Washington will recommend to his board next Thursday that they pursue a congestion pricing program to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit, and subsidize transit fares in Los Angeles in time for the 2028 Olympics.
Curbed Los Angeles
4 days ago
Sen. Scott Wiener introduced legislation to make state highways that run through villages, town, and cities, often acting as main streets, accommodate the safety needs of walkers, cyclists, and transit users when undergoing capital improvements.
Streetsblog California
6 days ago
A new study of transit use in Los Angeles finds safety concerns are keeping women off of public transit.
Streetsblog USA
6 days ago
Low-income transit users desperately need a break on fares. A discount is on its way, but won’t be available until later in the year, and transit advocates say it’s not enough.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 16, 2019, 11am PST
The San Francisco Bay ferry system is growing as commuters flee congested roads and overcrowded BART cars.
The Mercury News
January 16, 2019, 9am PST
Bombshell revelations about an FBI investigation into corruption and conspiracy in Los Angeles City Hall made the news recently. At the center of the story is development financing from Chinese companies.
Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2019, 12pm PST
PG&E announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, facing $30 billion in liability after two years of catastrophic wildfires in the state of California.
The Mercury News
January 15, 2019, 8am PST
Sam Raby argues that BART’s pay by distance fair structure exacerbates transit inequities.
Curbed
January 14, 2019, 10am PST
Hundreds of cars in the system will be going offline in coming years, and the agency is looking at a variety of ideas for what to do with them.
San Francisco Examiner
January 14, 2019, 8am PST
Newly inaugurated California Gov. Gavin Newsom made waves on Thursday in his budget address, threatening cities and counties with the possibility of losing a portion of their gas tax subventions if they fail to meet their state housing requirements.
Streetsblog California
January 12, 2019, 11am PST
San Francisco-based shuttle operator Chariot, acquired by Ford Motor Company in 2016, will end its operations by March in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, New York, Columbus, Detroit, Denver, and London.
San Francisco Examiner
January 11, 2019, 1pm PST
What's the best way to ensure that electric vehicle drivers pay to maintain the roads they drive on, considering they don't pay fuel taxes? A new report from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies was sent to the California legislature.
UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
January 10, 2019, 11am PST
Governor Gavin Newsom talks tough on housing in California.
Curbed
January 9, 2019, 11am PST
It could have been a multiple-vehicle fatal car crash—a driver fell asleep at the wheel driving 70 mph—but the outcome was two DUI charges.
SFBay
January 8, 2019, 2pm PST
California and Massachusetts use the same name for climate change legislation, Global Warming Solutions Act, and set the same target date for reductions, 2020. Both achieved their targets 2016, but the Bay State had a tougher goal to meet.
WBUR
January 8, 2019, 12pm PST
As many as 215,000 owners of mostly electric vehicles purchased before 2017 lost their privilege to access carpool lanes on New Year's Day. The main purpose of HOV lanes is to reduce congestion.
Capital Public Radio
January 8, 2019, 11am PST
Due to various market and industry factors, developers are not planning to start many new construction projects in 2019.
San Francisco Chronicle