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Understanding How Women Travel

Bill Higgins (with Caila Pedroncelli) - Oct 03, 2019

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.

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RCTC Emphasizes Rail Safety Week

CALCOG staff - Sep 23, 2019

With faster Metolink trains now running in many communities, RCTC uses rail safety week, and every other week, to educate around issues of rail safety. 

Alameda students traveling on AC Transit under ACTC's Student Transit Pass Pilot Program.

ACTCs Transit Pilot Targets Barriers for Student Riders

Caila Pedroncelli - Sep 09, 2019

Local Measure BB funds a program that identifies the best ways to connect students to transit to improve attendance and increase access to after school activities. 

YARTS bus in Yosemite Valley

Preserving Yosemite Valley with Transit

Bill Higgins - Jul 24, 2019

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). 

A van used by farm workers on farmland. Two water coolers are on a front bumper rack

Regions partner via CalVans to Improve Rural Mobility

Bill Higgins - Jul 08, 2019

Fourteen CALCOG members have joined a joint powers authority to operate CalVans, which offers over 800 Vanpools statewide that collective take more than 300,000 vehicle miles traveled off the roads . . . every day. 

Kids with Golden Sneakers trophy

ACTC Encourages Students to take Green Transportation

CALCOG Staff - Apr 26, 2019

ACTC offers gilded incentives to students choosing active transportation options to get to and from school.