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An Opportunity to Reconnect Communities in CA

Expert BlogCalifornia, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Long BeachZak Accuardi
New state and federal funding is helping repair harm and reduce pollution in communities divided by roads and highways. California can do even more.

Investing in Clean Air for California

Expert BlogCalifornia, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, San Diego, SacramentoZak Accuardi, Ali Lehman

California leaders can transform the state's most-polluting transportation program into climate, freight, and community benefits by supporting AB 2535 (Bonta) 

What’s on Caltrans’s $16B Holiday SHOPP-ing List

Expert BlogCalifornia, Los AngelesCarter Rubin

The $15.7 billion State Highway Operations and Protection Program is one of the state’s biggest infrastructure packages. But what’s really in the 599 projects?

Powering Up Californians Act Is Signed into Law

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaMax Baumhefner, Merrian Borgeson
Governor Newsom approves new law that will prepare the electrical grid and reduce the time needed to energize EV charging stations and electrify buildings.