OC Streetcar Draws on Historic Past to Serve Today’s Riders

Old Street Car, Proposed Street Car

One hundred years ago, Southern California had the largest electric streetcar system in the world.  Red and yellow streetcars connected Southern California, including Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties.  Over the years, however, competition from automobiles and freeways led to their decline. By the 1950s, nearly all the streetcars were gone. Now, the …

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‘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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WRCOG Champions A Multi-Pronged Approach To Improve Air Quality

On a freeway in Riverside County

This story is reposted with permission from California Forward, which is committed to advancing policy intersections that create a more inclusive and sustainable California where all people can prosper.  California Forward’s Voices of Shared Prosperity series amplifies the stories of Californians who are committing their time and talent to solutions that embrace equity, environmental sustainability, and …

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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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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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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.

Preserving Yosemite Valley with Transit

YARTS bus in Yosemite Valley

Need to get to Yosemite Valley without a car? For 20 years, the Merced County Association of Governments staffs and operates the Yosemite Area Regional Transit Service (YARTS).

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