REPORT DOCUMENTS GROWING RISK OF ISOLATION FOR OLDER
than half of all non-drivers aged 65 and over stay at home in a
given day, often because they do not have transportation
report ranks nine
regions on the mobility of older non-drivers, and gives local
data for selected states and metropolitan areas.
to read the full report.
FOR COST-SAVINGS, BETTER SERVICE, LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
IN HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN
Planning and Conservation League, the American Farmland Trust
and Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento joined STPP in a press
conference in the state Capitol Tuesday, March 23, 2004 to call
for a study of potential cost savings on the proposed
high-speed rail system, which would be the most expensive
public works projects in U.S. history. Read the press release
by clicking here.
CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION REPORT
the the latest issue of STPP's quarterly newsletter by clicking
CALIFORNIA 2003 - 2004 INITIATIVES
STPP is launching four initiatives which promote
incentives for improving patterns of growth; focus on the
safety and mobility of children as they travel to school; and
involve communities in critical transportation-related
decisions, processes, and planning projects facing California
role is ideally to provide technical services and support, help
communities compete for financial resources, and empower people
to be leaders. Read
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S NEW
TRANSPORTATION CUTS TOTAL $1.2
governor's proposed 2004-05 budget, delivered Friday, contains
significant cutbacks to an already hurting state transportation
budget proposal reiterates the Governor’s proposed mid-year
budget cuts for 2003-04, and proposes additional cuts for
2004-05. The new
transportation cuts total $1.2 billion, with significant
reductions in public transit funding.
to read the details.
OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR STATE'S KIDS TAKING TOLL
report released by STPP, Latino Issues Forum and the
Transportation and Land Use Coalition finds that California's
transportation system is failing children and youth across the
state. The report was released at press conferences held
at schools in Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Click
here to read the press release and
download the report.
REPORT WARNS OF UNDERINVESTMENT IN EXISTING
"California dream" is at risk according to a report released by PolicyLink, a nonprofit research
organization. New investments must be made in parks,
transportation alternatives, affordable housing and other
neighborhood-based infrastructure if California is going to be
able to accommodate population growth while maintain quality of
life. Click here to read
RALLIES TO SAVE COMMUNITY PLANNING FUNDS IN STATE BUDGET
broad coalition of groups organized under the banner of the
California Alliance for Transportation Choices has succeeded in
restoring millions of community and environmental justice
planning grants in the state budget. Click here
to read more.
lawmakers to decide on Prop 42
moves on smart growth law
bill could be trouble for CA
growth vision for Coyote Valley
in trouble in state budget
approves five new BRT routes
the Sacramento Bee's series
on sprawl in the state capitol
the Bakersfield Californian's series
on sprawl in the Kern County.
Center for Civic Partnerships' winter newsletter Click here
to download a copy.
Cal bill tracking in 2003
to STPP publications
to Cal newsletter
on TEA-21 renewal
the New Transp Charter
Beyond Gridlock is STPP California's comprehensive report assessing transportation
needs in the 21st century.
has two offices in California. Click here
to see which one is nearest you.
Routes to School Bill (SB 1087) passed a Senate floor vote! Click here
for details, or contact Charles Mason, Jr. at (916) 447-8565.
affordable office space in San Francisco. Click here
taxes are on the ballot for renewal this November. Click here
for the list.
PolicyLink's recent analysis of ACA 14 and SCA 11, titled
"Investing in a Sustainable Future" by clicking here.
the date! The Rail~Volution begins September 18th.
Click here for more
New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, co-edited
by Gloria Ohland and Hank Dittmar, is a new book that explores key
challenges to TOD and documents lessons learned from the first
generation of projects. Click here
for more information.
state law can make the creation of infill housing and
transit-oriented development easier. Originating from an STPP
sponsored bill, (SB 1636-Figueroa), this law removes a state
regulation traditionally delaying infill housing and TOD.
is working on initiatives that better link transportation and land
use; programs that provide money and incentives for local
governments to promote more infill housing are taking hold region by
does your city rank? Read the STPP California report ranking the most
dangerous cities and
counties for pedestrians.
has teamed up with the Congress for the New Urbanism to publish a book on reclaiming main streets across California;
A funding guide for bicycle
projects has been released by PCL and the California Bicycle
Coalition (PDF document).
sales tax measures are increasingly used to fund transportation
projects in California. View the history of the votes.