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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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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Placer Plans Multi-Modal Solutions to Congested Corridor

Corridor Map (Auburn to Sacramento)

Congestion in the Sacramento area ranked 19th worst in the nation earlier this year. Looked at one way, it’s a sign of success: The region’s economy is expanding, with an increase in jobs and a jump in population (even more pronounced now with the Bay Area’s pandemic exodus). Yet as any economic development expert will …

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WRCOG takes on the Challenge to save the “SKR”

Stephens Kangaroo Rat, (US FWS)

The Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi; or SKR) is a nocturnal rodent that is unique to southwestern California. The species was listed as federally endangered in 1988 after half of the habitat it historically occupied was lost to residential, commercial, and agricultural development. While kangaroo rat populations have dwindled over the years, the species remains in portions of western Riverside County and parts of northern and central San Diego County.

In 2015, Western Riverside Council of Governments took over the management of a habitat conservation plan to protect the Stephen Kangaroo Rat as a way to achieve governmental efficiencies and reduce costs. It working for WRCOG and the rats.

When Going Human is the Plan

Yellow traffic sign with photo of girl with backpack with phrase: It's not just a sign,. Look for her before you turn."

GoHuman is SCAG’s community outreach campaign to increase safety and encourage people to walk and bike more through education, advocacy, and events that help residents re-imagine their streets to promote safe walking and biking. Update: SCAG just received a grant for another year of funding for this program.

Understanding How Women Travel

A mom and young daughter take transit in LA

Understanding How Women Travel

LA Metro recently published a first-of-its-kind study (in the US) entitled “Understanding How Women Travel.” It is a frank assessment of the challenges faced by women when using the Metro system – from traveling with kids and strollers to safety to fares.

SJV MPOs Represent at Joint CTC-ARB Meeting

Panel of Valley Directors

The San Joaquin Valley MPO panel discusses regional issues at the Joint CTC-ARB meeting in Modesto.

One of the highlights of the joint meeting of the California Air Resources Board and the California Transportation Commission was the joint presentation by the eight valley metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). Their presentations highlight several programs throughout the region that were bearing fruit in terms of community building and reducing emissions.  The directors were expertly …

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