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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Rural, Electric Car Share? A National first in Miocar

Miocar parks in front of mural in Wasco

Miocar parks in front of mural in Wasco. @miocar_sjv

It is almost too good to be true: a rural, all-electric, affordable car sharing service with charging stations strategically placed near low-income households. That is the idea behind Miocar, a project hatched by mobility researchers at UC Davis and leaders of San Joaquin Valley’s eight Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Launched in 2019, Miocar paused due to Covid-19 …

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The CTP 2050 is Really a Statewide APS

The draft California Transportation Plan (CTP2050) creates a resilient vision for the state’s transportation network. One that is modally diverse, equitable, less reliant on the automobile, and better for the climate. What’s not to like? California needs such a vision to forge new low carbon programs that improve safety, transit, health, equity, and the economy. But …

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A Boring Transportation Story

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has a problem. How can they link the busy Ontario International Airport to the regional rail network?  The closest Metrolink station in Rancho Cucamonga is nearly three miles away. Initially, the SBCTA sought to develop a railway extension that connected airport passengers directly to Metrolink’s network of stations. …

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Regions 101

Cubed word cloud featuring the words Governance, Regional and Agency

We admit it. Regional governance often defies easy classification. Various agencies have grown and adapted to best serve their local communities.  The role of each agency also influences its structure.  As a result, there are instances where two agencies with different structures undertake the same mandate. Likewise, two regions that share the same structure may …

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A Roundabout Way to Affordable Housing

Tulare County Association of Governments plays an important supporting role for award-winning (and grant-winning) affordable housing projects that integrate transportation and transit elements into the project, including a critical roundabout in the City of Lindsay.

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