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Rick Bishop, WRCOG Executive Director

The Vague Advantage of COGs

Rick Bishop, Executive Director, WRCOG - 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.

9 Takeaways from the First Joint Meeting of the CTC & ARB

Bill Higgins - 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

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8 Takeaways from RCTC's Support of SB1

Bill Higgins - 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. 

Regions in California: 9 Takeaways

Regional Governance: 9 Takeaways

Bill Higgins - Nov 10, 2017

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.

SCAG General Assembly Forges Regional Unity

Bill Higgins - 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.

 

Debbie Hale

TAMC Exec Does the Right Thing for SB 1

Bill Higgins - 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.