Caltrans is looking for 5,000 volunteers to take the California Road Charge challenge

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Desperate to grow funds for fixing crumbling roads, Caltrans has begun the first pilot study in the state that would assess motorists by the number of miles driven instead of them paying gasoline taxes at the pump.

Detroit DOT sat on federal funding to assist low-income residents

James Robinson made national news for his walking nearly 40 miles to work every day in the gritty city of Detroit.  Strangers setup a fundraising account that amassed nearly $200,000 for him to buy a car.  Robinson said he doesn’t make enough to afford a car.  Being a seasoned alternative transportation professional, I am awareContinue reading “Detroit DOT sat on federal funding to assist low-income residents”

Outfront Media receives contract extension from Metro

At today’s Metro board meeting, Outfront Media received a one-year contract extension, to provide services to the regional authority.  One of their bright ideas was to sell naming rights to the various stations and lines.  It would have been nice to put out to bid, through a RFP, than extend, as originally introduced. Read moreContinue reading “Outfront Media receives contract extension from Metro”

San Francisco creates on-street parking for carshare operators, residents cry foul

San Francisco is well known for its parking constraints.  The city is home to nearly 10 carshare companies:  DriveNow, RelayRides, Getaround, Zipcar and City Car Share and growing.  As SFMTA seeks to create 900 on-street parking spaces for carsharing, many residents are crying foul at the prospect of those who place their cars in P2P networks,Continue reading “San Francisco creates on-street parking for carshare operators, residents cry foul”