SJCOG Makes Transit EZ

The Bay Area has its Clipper Card, and the Sacramento region has its Connect Card – all-in-one payment cards that allow people to board buses and trains without the hassle of buying individual tickets. Now San Joaquin County has something that might be even better: contactless tickets available over a mobile app that also offers …

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SCAG Charts Inclusive Regional Recovery

SCAG President Rex Richardson (Long Beach) makes the opening case an inclusive economic recovery at SCAG's 11th Annual Economic Summit.

Long-term economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic must be inclusive and equitable in order to be sustainable, according to leaders of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), which hosted its 11th annual Southern California Economic Summit earlier this month. The Summit, held virtually, featured forecasts from the region’s top economists, who say Southern California …

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Stockton Diamond Makes Grade

On first view, it’s a little disconcerting. Two sets of double tracked railroad tracks cross each other at right-angles.  Its a diamond junction, named for the shape it creates when viewed from a corner.  But it feels more like a busy four-lane road intersection, except with 100-car freight trains rolling though.Welcome to the Stockton Diamond–the busiest …

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It’s Past Time to Repeal Article 34

CALCOG support Senator Allen’s SCA 1, which would authorize voters to repeal Article 34 of the state constitution that requires voter approval of public funded affordable housing rental projects.

CVAG Program Houses Homeless First

A 63-year-old woman who’s lived on the streets for six years battling chronic health issues is connected with a caseworker, a doctor and ultimately finds a home in a senior living apartment. A man who became homeless after a family dispute is connected to social services, reunites with his daughter and finds stable housing. An …

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BRT on Track in Monterey SURF! Project

Graphic wave approaches graphic bus on dedicated bus lane near unused rail line.

A new bus rapid transit project in Monterey is being planned in an unusual place – along a railway corridor that runs parallel to Highway 1. Dubbed the SURF!, the proposed busway is part of a regional effort to give buses a boost, lifting them out of bumper-to-bumper traffic so they can run get passengers …

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Ambitious Bike-Ped Network Connects Palm Springs to Coachella

It started with a stagnant trail plan, some creative community leaders, and a six-pack of beer. Today, CV Link – an ambitious, 40-mile active transportation project with pedestrian, biking and golf-cart paths – is helping to put the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) on the map. CVAG’s members include 10 cities, three tribal nations …

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