January 11, 2017, 8am PST
This story has had more twists than the end of Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like it finally might end in Los Angeles.
January 9, 2017, 10am PST
A new study predicts the congestion relief benefits of carpooling services offered by Transportation Network Companies. A skeptical audience replies.
January 9, 2017, 8am PST
The Geary bus corridor was the #1 pick for a subway according to a Muni survey, but commuters will have to settle for bus rapid transit. A milestone was reached when the San Francisco County Transportation Authority approved the design and EIR.
January 8, 2017, 1pm PST
The California Environmental Quality Act-mandated review process for a proposed bus rapid transit project in San Francisco took 13 years to complete.
January 7, 2017, 11am PST
The report by the state Department of Housing and Community Development is in the form of a draft assessment that solicits comments. For the last 10 years, the state produced on average 80,000 units annually, while the need was for 180,000 units.
January 7, 2017, 9am PST
Seven oil companies, including Chevron, have been injecting wastewater into 10 aquifers for decades despite never receiving permission from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do so. The aquifers are not currently used for drinking water.
January 5, 2017, 10am PST
The Purple Line subway extension is picking up momentum in Los Angeles. With construction already underway on the first phase, the second phase should commence in 2018.
January 5, 2017, 6am PST
In Sacramento, a protracted fight involving the California Environmental Quality Act downsized a proposed development. It also added fuel to the pro-Trump, anti-development fire that swept the nation on November 8.
California Planning & Development Report
January 4, 2017, 11am PST
A Santa Ana small lot development could be an example of how California could become more affordable by building more dense urban-style homes throughout the state.
January 2, 2017, 7am PST
Michigan has joined a small but growing list of states that have passed laws prohibiting municipalities from banning single-use plastic bags or charging for bags, as is done in California. Critics assail it as an 'attack on local control.'
January 1, 2017, 11am PST
The California Apartment Association released a report on what it will take to solve the state's chronic housing shortage. Cities that are loath to permit new residential developments, both affordable and market rate, will not be pleased.
December 30, 2016, 10am PST
In November, the city of Poway, California rejected a veterans' housing project. The story is informative for the way communities rally to obstruct the addition of low-income housing.
December 30, 2016, 8am PST
San Francisco's red, transit-only lanes are a demonstration project. The lanes first appeared in 2013 and were supposed to last two years, with state and federal regulators to determine whether they would continue. The state evaluation began Dec. 6.
December 29, 2016, 7am PST
The $223 million Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project in San Francisco received a major cash infusion from the federal government this week.
Federal Transit Administration
December 28, 2016, 2pm PST
The Raiders are threatening to move to Las Vegas, but the city of Oakland intends to offer a land and infrastructure deal to convince the team to stay.
December 28, 2016, 10am PST
The November 8 sales tax measure fell 0.37 percent short, but there's new hope from Sacramento with the reintroduction of a gas tax measure. Democrats now hold the bare supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate needed to pass tax increases.
December 27, 2016, 1pm PST
The constantly moving legal lines between regulators and short-term rental companies like Airbnb have taken on some distinctly noir activities.
December 27, 2016, 7am PST
It's no longer just transit agencies that are trying to meet the first mile-last mile challenge—auto companies have also jumped in by offering "mobility services." And it's more profitable than selling cars!
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
December 26, 2016, 11am PST
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has taken the first official step to find a train operator for the initial operating segment of the 800-mile project: connecting the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley, with estimated completion by 2024.