State Legislation

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Joshua Stark Headshot
01/17/2017
Three weeks into 2017, the forecast is already predicting potential downpours of new transportation funding in Sacramento. The Legislature has introduced a huge new infrastructure funding package...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
11/15/2016
Many of us woke up exhausted after Election Day, uncertain of what the future holds and hoping for a moment to catch our breath.  But for transportation decisions in Sacramento, there’s no...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
10/04/2016
It is not often that transportation advocates get to claim “solid victories” in a year-in-review summary. But this year, a lot of hard work paid off and California’s leaders made some great decisions...
Shannon Tracey Headshot
09/28/2016
Californians, mark your calendars…for the year 2030. That’s the new goalpost for our state’s ambitious climate goals that are keeping California at the forefront of global climate action. With...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
08/04/2016
Californians are feeling the heat of climate change – literally. Between the enormous wildfires sweeping up and down our state, a decade of record-breaking temperatures, and a historic drought, our...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
07/06/2016
Each year the California Legislature takes a month-long break from business in the Capitol Building – a summer vacation, if you will. This gives us advocates a moment to take a breath, step back for...
Image: A group of people meet at the State Capitol for Advocacy Day. Photo: Shannon Tracey
Shannon Tracey Headshot
05/17/2016
After two hot days in Sacramento, my body really appreciates the opportunity to settle into this air-conditioned seat on Amtrak. But my brain is bouncing with new ideas from our Transportation Equity...
California state capitol - transportation equity bills pass
Joshua Stark Headshot
04/13/2016
Update April 19, 2016: AB 2332 and AB 1982 failed to pass out of the Transportation Committee last night, but we are still pushing for AB 2222 and AB 2796 to advance.  Next, these bills must...
03/14/2016
Last month, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) released revised guidelines for how to evaluate environmental impacts from transportation. And the new guidelines are really good!...
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Joshua Stark Headshot
03/03/2016
Transportation is supposed to help us get from one place to another. But for many Californians, our transportation system instead creates huge barriers – to health, safety, opportunity, and more...

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