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JULY 2014

LAH council gives go-ahead to road repairs

Los Altos Town Crier, 7-30-2014

Bill Takes on California’s Outdated Bike Lane Rules

Next City, 7-30-2014

Horror stories of Bay Area bridge plate-reader glitches

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-30-2014

BART tests new Oakland Airport tram

Oakland Tribune, 7-30-2014

Can planners find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists on means even if they don’t agree on ends?

California Planning & Development Report, 7-30-2014

Alameda approves plan for new housing, offices and parks on 150 waterfront acres

San Francisco Business Times, 7-30-2014

Oakland City Council postpones vote on WOSP gentrification scheme

San Francisco BayView, 7-30-2014

Editorial: Congress recklessly refuses to top up the Highway Trust Fund

Washington Post, 7-30-2014

Concord to address pedestrian, cycling safety

Contra Costa Times, 7-30-2014

UC Davis launches website to compare driving costs of electric vehicles

Sacramento Bee, 7-29-2014

Senate amends highway bill, delaying final action

SF Gate, 7-29-2014

Communications platform would link electric cars, utilities

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-29-2014

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-29-2014

Board of Supervisors give initial nod to roads tax

Press Democrat, 7-29-2014

Activist will fight delay of vehicle fuels in cap-and-trade system

Los Angeles Times, 7-29-2014

Marin housing shuffle: Planners drop Tam Valley sites

Marin Independent Journal, 7-29-2014

Upfront: A long road home

Pacific Sun, 7-28-2014

Upfront: A long road home

Pacific Sun, 7-28-2014

California High-Speed Rail: Some Views From the Valley

The Atlantic, 7-28-2014

East Bay lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

San Jose Mercury News, 7-28-2014

A shaky win for the battered high-speed rail plan

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-27-2014

Marin housing plan paves way for apartments

Marin Independent Journal, 7-27-2014

Plan to cut slow bus to San Francisco, add express trips

Press Democrat, 7-27-2014

S.F. voters to weigh possible $104 million in new spending

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-27-2014

Coping with the throngs on S.F.'s beloved Embarcadero

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-25-2014

S.F. Bike Path proposal seeks Safer Waterfront Ride

San Francisco Business Times, 7-25-2014

Gasoline prices falling in California, across nation

Los Angeles Times, 7-25-2014

Outlook ‘gloomy’ for San Francisco’s 10K new affordable housing goal, report says

San Francisco Business Times, 7-25-2014

How big cities that restrict new housing harm the economy

Washington Post, 7-25-2014

California climate change policies to hit pocketbooks

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-24-2014

Marin's war on potholes: County launches road repair program

Marin Independent Journal, 7-24-2014

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

New York Times, 7-24-2014

Editorial: Editorial: TAM should get specific about new tax

Marin Independent Journal, 7-23-2014

Poll: Californians support global warming rules - unless gas prices rise

Sacramento Bee, 7-23-2014

South San Francisco lays out plan to revitalize downtown

San Francisco Examiner, 7-23-2014

Berry Street Bridge concerns dominate mayor’s forum

Weekly Calistogan, 7-22-2014

California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

The Atlantic, 7-22-2014

With SMART coming, San Rafael transit hub to face 'jigsaw puzzle' of complications

Marin Independent Journal, 7-21-2014

Congress Could Delay Bay Area Transportation Planning By Holding Up Federal Funds

KCBS, 7-21-2014

Protected Bike Lanes Grow in CA as Cities Face Down Old Concerns

Streetsblog, 7-21-2014

Bikeway to boost Embarcadero safety

SF Bay, 7-20-2014

Editorial: Highway Trust Fund could be heading into bankruptcy

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-20-2014

Survey shows many Marin workers have long commutes, solutions vary

Marin Independent Journal, 7-20-2014

NCTPA approves operating contract extension, may look to increase fares in 2015

Napa Valley Register, 7-20-2014

Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

Sacramento Bee, 7-19-2014

Inside Treasure Island's transportation transformation

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-19-2014

Editorial: Marin Voice: Improvements pave way for more bike commuters

Marin Independent Journal, 7-18-2014

California bullet train: Interest from private investors revives shaky funding plan

Inside Bay Area, 7-18-2014

El Cerrito planners back guidelines for denser development on San Pablo Avenue

San Jose Mercury News, 7-18-2014

Obama hits road for transportation funding push

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-17-2014

To End California's Drought, More Than 1 Foot of Rain Needs to Fall in a Month

CityLab, 7-17-2014

Caltrans Says Projects Won't Continue For Long Without Federal Funding

Capital Public Radio, 7-17-2014

San Francisco's Population Boom and How It Impacts You

SFist, 7-17-2014

Obama promotes public-private partnerships for highway funding

PBS NewsHour, 7-17-2014

Climate Scientists See 'Very Rapid Declines' in Annual NOAA Report

NBC News, 7-17-2014

Housing's 30-Percent-of-Income Rule Is Nearly Useless

Businessweek, 7-17-2014

Bike-sharing's big problem: missing bikes

Marketplace, 7-16-2014

White House Unveils Climate Change Initiatives

New York Times, 7-16-2014

SF defiant over State Lands Commission lawsuit against Prop. B

San Francisco Examiner, 7-16-2014

House Passes Interim Fix for Highway Trust Fund

New York Times, 7-15-2014

Drive to clean up S.F. freeway, construction air pollution

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-15-2014

House passes short-term fix for highways as deadline nears

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-15-2014

Editorial: Highways Need a Higher Gas Tax

New York Times, 7-15-2014

Muni opposition hinders bus rapid transit

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-15-2014

SFMTA Approves Higher Fees For Google, Tech Buses

Bay City News, 7-15-2014

Muni agreement would expand light rail fleet for future demand

San Francisco Examiner, 7-15-2014

Fremont to Double its Publicly Accessible EV Charging Infrastructure

Tri-City Voice, 7-15-2014

Bikeway planned to increase safety along San Francisco’s dangerous Embarcadero

San Francisco Business Times, 7-15-2014

Marin transportation survey: 101 a mess, sales tax acceptable

Marin Independent Journal, 7-15-2014

Tech Boom Spurs Changes in West Oakland

KQED, 7-15-2014

San Francisco to Study Lowering Speed Limit to 20 mph

KQED, 7-14-2014

Oakland's "worst street" finally to be repaved

Oakland Tribune, 7-14-2014

7 Ways in Which High-Speed Rail Would Help California, According to Its Chairman

The Atlantic, 7-14-2014

California High-Speed Rail No. 3—Let's Hear From the Chairman

The Atlantic, 7-14-2014

Editorial: How California can best fight climate change

Los Angeles Times, 7-14-2014

Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change

Los Angeles Times, 7-13-2014

Governors Slam Inaction on Highway Funding

Wall Street Journal, 7-13-2014

$30 million trail planned to improve access to Bay Bridge Trail

Contra Costa Times, 7-11-2014

California High-Speed Rail—the Critics' Case

The Atlantic, 7-11-2014

Bay Area carpoolers must use FasTrak in express lanes under new law

San Jose Mercury News, 7-11-2014

SF grand jury looks into feasibility of mayor’s 30,000-unit housing goal

San Francisco Examiner, 7-10-2014

China and U.S. Sign Pacts on Climate Change

National Geographic, 7-10-2014

Exclusive: Coastal flooding has surged in U.S., Reuters finds

Reuters, 7-10-2014

Marsh Once More: The Bay Trail Takes Off at Hamilton Airfield

Bay Nature, 7-10-2014

City Bike-Sharing Programs Hit Speed Bumps

Wall Street Journal, 7-9-2014

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle purchase

San Mateo Daily Journal, 7-9-2014

How Technology Can Stretch Infrastructure Dollars

Governing, 7-9-2014

Strong infrastructure draws big ships to Pacific ports

JOC, 7-9-2014

Density is Key to Fighting Climate Change, Rules Bay Area Judge

Planetizen, 7-9-2014

Sonoma County's electric-car infusion

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 7-9-2014

As Highway Trust Fund Dries Up, Lawmakers Clash Over How To Restore It

Capital Public Radio, 7-9-2014

The California High-Speed Rail Debate—Kicking Things Off

The Atlantic, 7-9-2014

Plan Bay Area beats back legal challenges

San Francisco Business Times, 7-9-2014

Solano County, cities face long road to better streets

The Daily Republic, 7-8-2014

Challenge struck down to Bay Area regional growth plan

Contra Costa Times, 7-8-2014

Golden Gate Called Cash Cow for Xerox

Courthouse News, 7-8-2014

Bay Area Governments Band Together to Buy Electric Vehicles

KRON, 7-8-2014

Bay Area governments buy nearly 100 electric vehicles with MTC grant

San Jose Mercury News, 7-8-2014

Alameda County transportation sales tax back for a vote

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-8-2014

California has world’s eighth-largest economy, beating Russia, Italy

The Sacramento Bee, 7-8-2014

Muni union vote on contract delayed a week

San Francisco Examiner, 7-8-2014

Gas prices expected to hold steady over summer

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 7-8-2014

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 7-8-2014

With Highway Trust Fund on brink, Obama pushes for bold GROW AMERICA plan

Examiner, 7-8-2014

Fleet of plug-in cars rolls out to Bay Area governments

Contra Costa Times, 7-8-2014

Treasure Island plan gets boost from state appeals court

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-8-2014

Alameda County will ask voters to double the existing sales tax for transportation projects

Contra Costa Times, 7-8-2014

Marin Voice: Actual numbers show bike program yielded modest results

Marin Independent Journal, 7-7-2014

New apartment project approved near future Milpitas BART station

San Jose Mercury News, 7-7-2014

BART helps S.F. function, time to share some funding

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-7-2014

BART to Silicon Valley could be delayed following Milpitas ruling

San Jose Mercury News, 7-7-2014

Internal Affairs: Driving force in light rail to step out of spotlight

San Jose Mercury News, 7-6-2014

San Francisco works to improve pedestrian safety

The Sacramento Bee, 7-6-2014

Dick Spotswood: Kinsey leads Marin contingent for opening Richmond bridge lane

Marin Independent Journal, 7-5-2014

Sunday Free Parking Returns to San Francisco in Most Areas

NBC Bay Area, 7-5-2014

Grand jury report faults SMART oversight

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 7-5-2014

Golden Gate Bridge anti-suicide net will save lives

Marin Independent Journal, 7-5-2014

Upfront: Stopped dead in its tracks

Pacific Sun, 7-4-2014

California Democrat introduces bill to delay cap-and-trade expansion

Reuters, 7-3-2014

San Francisco Spars with Developers over New Parking Apps

Government Technology, 7-3-2014

3 Cities Where Mobile Apps Are Changing Parking

Government Technology, 7-3-2014

Judge rejects challenge to Bay Area land-use, transit plan

San Francisco Chronicle, 7-3-2014

Tesla Motors on a mission to hire American veterans

Contra Costa Times, 7-3-2014

A Transit Rider’s Guide to Bay Area Hikes

KQED News, 7-3-2014

Conservative group disputes transportation funding outlook

The Hill, 7-2-2014

Muni tentative labor contract details disclosed, up for union vote

San Francisco Examiner, 7-1-2014

Where More People Are Living in High-Poverty Areas

Governing, 7-1-2014

Obama Administration Plans To Dramatically Alter Transportation Funding For States

The Huffington Post, 7-1-2014

Housing: Small Economic Sector With a Big Impact

The New York Times, 7-1-2014

Fare increases, free Sunday parking take effect this week

San Francisco Examiner, 7-1-2014