Monday, September 16, 2019

Silicon valley candidate calls for fare-free #publictransit

Today, as I run for Campbell City Council, many of the same bus lines that served my community when I was growing up have now been cut. Over the past two decades, the West Valley and North County have suffered the most in terms of VTA service, even as those areas see continued growth in employment and population. That’s why we should not only be advocating expansion of service, but discussing how to make public transportation free.
https://sanjosespotlight.com/lopez-make-transit-free-in-silicon-valley/ 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Stockton, CA, #freetransit for students

Starting Thursday, seventh through 12th grade students can take public transportation for free. It's thanks to a new partnership between the Stockton Unified School District and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.
https://www.kcra.com/article/stockton-students-get-free-access-to-public-transportation/28571277?utm_campaign=KCRA 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

20,000 Dirty-drilling permits issued by Brown administration in California

There is nothing in the Paris Agreement about leaving fossil fuels in the ground. In fact, the words “fossil fuels” do not appear in the Paris Agreement.
Under Brown’s governorship, California has seen a huge expansion in oil drilling. Journalist Dan Bacher notes that,
Oil produced in California is some of the dirtiest and most climate-damaging crude oil in the world, yet there are currently no plans to ramp down extraction. In fact, during the Brown administration, more than 20,000 permits for new drilling have been issued.
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Transport now biggest co2 emitter in US

deathbycar California aspires to obtain all its electricity from renewable sources, 27 years hence. The great fly in the ointment? As always, corporate capitalism’s lifeblood commodity, the private automobile.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

US chose cars, now it cannot afford them #autosprawl #meltdown

mercurynews.com Earlier this summer, a section of roadway on Interstate 5 near downtown Sacramento crumbled away, causing multiple collisions, vehicle damage and flat tires, closing the highway and snarling the morning commute.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cars will choke Silicon Valley

Opinion: Forget cars, even self-driving; mass transit needed: "Yet we have virtually no more dirt to pave at key choke points to handle the gridlock challenges on the core freeways and feeders."