Transit crunch may spark new vision
June 6, 2008
People's Weekly World
In revised 2009 budget projections announced May 15, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed taking $1.4 billion from public transportation to help redress a $15 billion shortfall in the nearly $102 billion general fund budget. That translates into a 72 percent cut in state funds for Bay Area transit operations, Carli Paine of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition told the World.
Transportation group seeks to expand program for kids' safety
June 5, 2008
In a report released Thursday at a news conference at Chabot Elementary School, the Transportation and Land Use Coalition asked for the money to spread its Safe Routes to Schools program to more campuses. The program aims to help reduce car emissions around schools and decrease child obesity by encouraging students and parents to walk or bike to school.
Add 3 cent fee to gas prices to fund climate protection
April 13, 2008
San Jose Mercury News
The costs of inaction are simply too high. Bay Area residents should be able to decide for themselves whether it is time to join together and do our part to stop this global experiment. Passing AB 2744 would do just that; it would let the people decide.
Agency aims to make a zero-carbon train
February 7, 2008
Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, persuaded the authority to look into fostering a new network of sources creating electric power from the sun, wind and underground heat.
January 31, 2008
Only 52 percent of residents of "disadvantaged communities" in the Bay Area are within walking distance of a supermarket, according to a 2002 study by the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, a partnership of regional advocacy groups.
January 31, 2008
With over $100 billion to spend on transportation in the next 25 years, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) could make a big dent in these emissions if it spends these funds strategically. That's why the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC), a partnership of 110 organizations including the Sierra Club Bay Chapter, is focusing on MTC's Regional Transportation Plan.
Tough choices on transit ahead
January 22, 2008
Long Beach Press-Telegram
If approved by voters, the gas-tax measure would be phased in at 2.5 cents a year for four years - ultimately adding up to 10 cents more per gallon, said Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, an Oakland-based group of 90 agencies from the Sierra Club to Save the Bay.
January 11, 2008
"Splitting the (spillover) money is a strong acknowledgement that the massive cut last year was not going to fight global warming and was just keeping commuters stuck in traffic," said Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, a Bay Area transit advocacy group.
$3 million in grants to be awarded today
December 19, 2007
The Oakland-based Transportation and Land Use Coalition would spend $75,000 to develop a rating system to evaluate how well building plans promote public transit use.
October 27, 2007
Stuart Cohen, executive director of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, a transit advocacy group, suggested making transit free and offering gasoline tax rebates to people below certain income levels.
September 28, 2007
Walk and Roll to School is a great time to institute a new routine that includes walking to and from school.