‘Salmon Runner’ Spawns Hope for North State Transit

Salmon Runner Logo: Mt Shasta in background

Redding was founded as a railroad hub. Only these days, you wouldn’t know it. It’s still the kind of place where people from nearby rural towns come to shop or see the doctor. But it’s no longer the draw it once was for catching the train to points elsewhere. That’s not because people don’t want …

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SCAG Adopts Broadband Action Plan

Urban Arial View; half black and white, half color with internet graphics with words "Digital Divide"

The Southern California Council of Governments is committing to helping its 191 cities and six counties increase broadband access in underserved communities. At SCAG’s February meeting, the board adopted a resolution that will help close the region’s digital divide. The move comes as residents in underserved communities are struggling to participate in the digital landscape …

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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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CALCOG Maps Broadband Connection Opportunities

Wireless sign with a question mark on rural road

CALCOG has partnered with the Caltrans and the California Emerging Technology Foundation to develop a map of near term transportation projects in rural areas that can help facilitate the extension of broadband to underserved areas.

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