The Trump Administration’s 2018 proposed budget would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration and its $4 billion annual budget within four years. It would also slash all funding to Amtrak’s National Network that has seen ridership grow 18 percent since 2000.
Chicago is finally getting moving on the crucial mission of reducing the carnage on our streets, where dozens of people are injured in crashes every day.
While Caltrans does not have jurisdiction over local transportation planning or policies, it does wield considerable influence over local planning decisions, and it provides expertise and guidance. A statewide plan that provides a cohesive vision for safe, comfortable biking and walking in California communities is an important step.
HB 293, the "Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act" sponsored by Rep. Galen Higdon (R-Buchanan/Platte Counties) recently passed the House by a vote of 103-46. HB 293 has made no progress in the Senate this year.
The multicultural avenue provides a first-class feast for the senses, but until recently the corridor provided a less-than-stellar physical environment for walking.