The Blueprint

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.

Gird Your Regional Loins: Chartering a New Path

William Dodge - 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.  

Veto on AB 805

Bill Higgins - Oct 04, 2017

How should regional government work in California?  Read our Letter Requesting a Veto on AB 805. 

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.  

Fix Roads For All Modes

Support for AB 1 & SB 1

Bill Higgins - Jan 31, 2017

CALCOG and SHCC joined to support long-term transportation reform and funding packages that contain new revenues to make road safety improvements, fill potholes, and repair streets, highways, and bridges. 

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.