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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! 

Apr. 05, 2018

In our first 1000 Word installment, Susan Shaheen shares a framework for identifying and addressing transportation equity in the emerging world of rideshare. 

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. 

Feb. 07, 2018

The Alternative Planning Strategy plays an important role under SB 375 and SB 32. This article explains why the "APS" was designed to be on equal terms with an Sustainable Communities Strategy for reasons of accessing incentives related to achieving the state's climate goals.  

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.

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.  

Jun. 23, 2017

The National Association of Regional Councils recognized City of Paso Robles Council Member Fred Strong and Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa for their excellence in regional leadership. 

Jun. 16, 2017

SANDAG, SCAG, and MTC receive national awards for planning excellence awards.   

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.  

Mar. 02, 2017

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is using innovative solutions restore Lake Tahoe's historic water clarity.

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.

Jan. 06, 2017

In 2016, fourteen local transportation "special" sales tax measures went on county ballots that required a two-thirds majority to pass.  Thirteen of them received a super-majority approval rate of 55%.  But only six passed.