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How to fund transit in Sac county

This post is a follow-on to three previous posts, in particular: transportation funding ideas, 2020/07/17 no Measure A in 2020, 2020/07/16 Against Measure A, 2020/07/01 and many other posts on this blog (category Measure B) and on Sacramento Transit Advocates and Riders (categories Measure B 2016 and Measure A 2020). It is quite possible that Sacramento […]

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funding

SB1 Local Partnership Program applications

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) yesterday released the list of applications for the Local Partnership Program (LPP) which is one of many programs in SB 1, the transportation bill. The SACOG projects have been selected and are below (with pdf link). Though these are just applications, and the process of selecting and awarding projects will […]

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funding transportation

principles for transportation investment

As part of my work with transportation advocates, and my personal passions toward a transformed transportation system, here is my Principles for Transportation Investment. It applies to all government levels, but in particularly was developed as an alternative paradigm for Measure B and “Son of Measure B.” Text below, and also a pdf (Principles for […]

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funding legislation

55% threshold for transportation maintenance

State Senator Scott Wiener has introduced SCA 6, a constitutional amendment that would change the threshold for transportation measures from 2/3 (67%) to 55%. While I understand the desire to make funding of transportation easier, I am also scared by possible outcomes. The Sacramento County Measure B would have passed under this new threshold, but […]

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funding transportation

roads in California and Sacramento County

In preparation for some exploration of funding sources for roads, it helps to see what the situation is with the jurisdictions and types of roads, for mileage and VMT. Jurisdiction means the level of government responsible for the road. This is not always clear from simply looking at a road. If there is a federal […]