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Daniel Chatman How metropolitan public transit can benefit wages and employment

By Daniel G. Chatman and Robert B. Noland — Cities may become more productive when they expand their public transportation networks, if public transport investments lead to larger employment clusters and encourage metropolitan population growth. The benefits of such changes to physical agglomeration (or clustering) caused by transit improvements may consist … More >

Jayni Foley Hein Feds downgrade Monterey Shale oil reserves by 95.6 percent

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is reducing its previous estimate for technically recoverable oil in California’s Monterey Shale from 13.7 billion barrels of oil to just 600 million barrels of oi l— a dramatic 95.6 percent reduction. Has the oil industry been chasing rainbows in search of illusive “black … More >

Jayni Foley Hein As oil by rail gains momentum, is California on track to protect human health and the environment?

California will soon see a surge in the number of trains carrying crude oil into the state, as oil production in North Dakota’s Bakken region and Canada continues to increase, sending more crude to California refineries.

Last week, the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing … More >

Jayni Foley Hein Can Los Angeles reinvent itself around rail?

A city famous for its car culture now has three new rail transit projects under construction. Can Los Angeles reinvent itself around rail-oriented development?

Passenger vehicle transportation plays a major role in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. But building more rail, alone, is not enough to get folks off the road and … More >

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