The Blueprint

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

Executive Director - 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

Tour de Mr. Bean

May is Bike Month Playlist

CALCOG Staff - May 10, 2018

In honor of May as Bike Month, we give you 32 songs, in no particular order, about the "acoustic motorcycle" that are guaranteed to motivate you to get out and ride! 

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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. 

California Dreamin Playlist

California Dreamin' Playlist: 20 Songs

CALCOG Staff - Feb 02, 2018

Here we offer a 20 song playlist that explores the California Dream. Did we get it right?  To make this list, the song must have had a notable role or perspective that helped shape the California ideal.

New Investments Serve the Economy

So-Cal Members Raise A Tax Reform Concern

Bill Higgins - Dec 07, 2017

A letter to Congress from a coalition of Southern California transportation agencies identifies several ways that the proposed tax plan could negatively impact the regional transportation industry.

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.

Don't make a u-turn on fixing California's roads

Bill Higgins - Oct 02, 2017

SCAG's Executive Director makes the case for SB 1.

 

 

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.