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Oct. 11, 2019

A highlight of the joint ARB-CTC meeting was the joint presentation by the 8 valley metropolitan planning organizations. Their presentations highlight several programs throughout the region that were bearing fruit in terms of community building and reducing emissions.

Nov. 21, 2018

Many people associate regional governments with transportation planning and SB 375.  But they are so much more.  Skipping the history of regional governments, we cut to the chase with nine takeaways.

Jul. 29, 2018

WRCOG executie director explains that Councils of Governments (COGs) are flexible (vague) institutions well-positioned to provide cost-effective regional approaches to issues affecting individual localities.

Jul. 02, 2018

On June 27, the California Transportation Commission and the Air Resources Board met for its first joint meeting, which is now required twice a year.  Here, we share 9 observations about this new relationship

Feb. 15, 2018

We draw 8 lessons from RCTC's statement of reasons for the support of Proposition 69 (to protect new transportation revenues from Legislative diversion ) and oppose the effort to repeal the authorization of those new revenues adopted last year under SB 1. 

Nov. 01, 2017

Former NARC executive director discusses the potential of "regional charters" as a means of improving the governance to address the critical problems many communities face.  

May. 08, 2017
Nobody does a General Assembly like SCAG--but the takeaway this year is that cities and counties should be asking more from their regional governments.

 

Apr. 12, 2017

Writing to the local paper, TAMC Exec Debbie Hale does the right thing by publicly thanking her state Legislators for their histroric vote on SB 1.  

Jan. 06, 2017

Where is all the Oleander?  Part of the answer is Proposition 1B that set aside $1 billion for Highway 99.  Overall, the program "over delivered" by completing 17 projects instead of 13.  That is more projects in less time and under budget.  That is a good story.