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Windshield view of 91 Express Lanes in Riverside County,  beside a bus, and the Freeway sign summarizes the S&P and Fitch Bond Rating.

Wall Street Upgrades RCTC's Bond Debt

Bill Higgins - Oct 07, 2019

Two bond rating institutions have upgraded RCTC's revenue bonds on the 91 Express Lanes.

Portrait of James Dean

Roadway for a Cause

Bill Higgins with Caila Pedroncelli - Sep 30, 2019

Now, the infamous Cholame intersection of State Highways 41 and 46 in San Luis Obispo County that claimed the life of James Dean 64 years ago is finally getting fixed--in large part due to the influx of funding that came from SB 1.

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. 

A ferry approached the new Richmond Ferry Terminal

CCTA's Measure J Supports New Ferry Service

CALCOG Staff - Jan 25, 2019

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority contributes local sales tax funds from Measure J to support the first 10 years of operations for a ferry service starting this month from the new Richmond Ferry Terminal.  

Oleander on Highway 99

Lost Oleander: Hwy. 99 Success Metric?

Bill Higgins - 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.

Vote Limit 55?

55% Threshold for Transportation Measures

Bill Higgins - 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.