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 >
Now that Democrats in California have achieved the Pete Wilson Supermajorityin the legislature, they should focus on two key reforms to revitalize the state’s downtowns and ensure more efficient land use.
First, the supermajority should put on the ballot a constitutional initiative to lower the threshold for passing local tax measures … More >
BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, turns 40-years-old on the unfortunate anniversary of 9/11. Some historical and financial tidbits:
– The original system was supposed to serve Marin and San Mateo Counties, along with San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties. According to Stephen Zwerling, San Mateo dropped out due … More >