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A Better Inland Empire
05/20/2013: An abuse of environmetal law to further delay the Perris Valley Line
Is the State of California really becoming a puritanical state? View Here.
05/17/2013: Demand the State of California for a business-friendly tax code
The state must get the private sector back to growing the economy of the state and ensure our tax money is making it to our transportation infrastructure. View Here.
05/13/2013: Going over RTA's 2014-2016 Short Range Transit Plan
RTA proposes late night bus service, holiday service, and closing transit gaps between regions. View Here.
05/06/2013: Does Riverside County really need to go into massive debt to fund the 91 Express Lanes extension?
Why is less and less state transportation tax money making it to the 91? View Here.
05/02/2013: Comparing the Perris Valley Line lawsuit with the Villages of Lakeview case
Are the CEQA lawsuits in Riverside County really about the environment or NIMBY opposition? View Here.
05/01/2013: More Toll Lane Madness in Los Angeles
Are taxpayers paying for government officials to drive alone in LA high occupancy toll lanes? View Here.
04/23/2013: Toll Lanes: What the press needs to question
If LA Metro wants the HOT ExpressLanes to cut down on I-110 commute times, they need to get the displaced HOV's out of the general purpose lanes and back into the high occupancy lanes. View Here.
04/18/2013: The Future Vision of the Interstate 40 Corridor through the Mojave Desert
What does the future hold for a historic route through the high desert region? View Here.
04/11/2013: Addressing the Perris Valley Lawsuit ruling
Allowing judges to overturn green-transportation projects just because NIMBY groups oppose them must be fixed. View Here.
04/04/2013: Can the 91 Express Lanes support 2+ carpooling instead of 3+?
The short answer is: Not quite. View Here.
03/27/2013: Calimesa: Adopting Transit Study Recommendations
Why were recommendations that were made in a transit study, paid for by Riverside County taxpayers, never adopted for the Pass Area? View Here.
03/21/2013: Improving Riverside County's Public Transportation System
What exactly needs to be done to improve transit mobility?
03/14/2013: The XpressWest HSR and Victorville
Is the $5.5 billion federal loan for the XpressWest risky to taxpayers?
03/07/2013: A no-spin view of the Metro ExpressLanes
High occupancy toll lanes done right can provide an efficient multi-modal transportation facility within congested freeway corridors. View Here.
02/28/2013: More unbelievable spending proposals from the state government
State transportation spending declines over 30% while government employee retirement benefits increase 25%. It's time to reverse this pattern. View Here.
02/21/2012: Why High Occupancy Vehicles are losing freedom with Toll Lanes
Transportation agencies need to put aside the "Nanny Lane" politics for high occupancy toll lanes. View Here.
02/14/2013: Safe and Reliable Marketplace Bus Lines
Law-abiding bus companies should not be paying the price for the foolish actions of Scapadas Magicas LLC. View Here.
02/07/2013: Will the Perris Valley Line lawsuit ruling embarrass the state government?
The decision to build an environmentally friendly rail transit line appears to be coming from the bench due to loopholes in state environmental law. A 'no' ruling would encroach the Separation of Powers in the name of puritanism. View Here.
01/31/2013: Complete Maps for California Rail and Bus Transit
Patriot citizens offer big, yet inexpensive lessons for government transportation agencies. As gas prices go up, we can use complete transit agency system maps. View Here.
01/24/2013: Innovative Sobriety and Highway Enforcement Tools
A UC Riverside professor and his students embrace intelligence-driven highway enforcement, for citizens, to combat drunk driving. View Here.
01/18/2013: Carpools 2 or more only - Corporations OK?
The California Vehicle Code should specifically state that a vehicle occupant for carpool is a born, bodily, living human being.
01/10/2013: Metro Rapid in the Inland Empire
SANBAG's plans to bridge transit gaps between transfer hubs with local/rapid buses is long overdue. View Here.
01/02/2013: Intelligent Transit Enforcement
The US Border Patrol finds success in intelligence-driven enforcement. Would such a strategy work for enforcing transit fares and HOV usage? View Here.
12/26/2012: Let's tour and critique the RCTC-Proposed I-15 Tolled Express Lanes in Riverside County
A virtual tour and opinion piece of how the proposed I-15 tolled express lanes can benefit Riverside County transportation. View Here.
12/26/2012: Bridge-gate: The $10 Million Bay Bridge PR
Another reason why HOV's should not, under any circumstances, pay to use the Oakland Bay Bridge, the proposed I-15 Tolled Express Lanes through Riverside County or any other high occupancy toll lanes statewide. View Here.
12/18/2012: Metrolink Perris Valley Line Lawsuit: Frivolous or not?
Both the state and the feds need to close the legislative loopholes for transportation environmental impact reports.
12/11/2012: Political Chaos with the Hemet Transit Center
Unnecessary Bureaucratic Red Tape is sapping proposed Riverside County Transit Centers at epidemic levels.
12/04/2012: The Private Sector, Toll Lanes, and the LA-to-Vegas Transit Corridor
Public entities should support the transit improvement efforts of the free market.
11/27/2012: What the Heck Happened with the Riverside Transit Center?
Political football games with transportation money is destructive to Inland Empire mobility.
11/15/2012: LA Metro ExpressLanes and Casual Carpoolers
LA Metro officials have to rethink their solutions toward casual carpoolers. View Here.
10/30/2012: The Twin Cities Transit Center and High Speed Rail
Coordination between local and state public agencies would be an efficient and cost effective way to build a true multi-modal Twin Cities Transit Center. View Here.
10/26/2012: Public Officials Must Stop the Nonsense with the Riverside Transit Center
Get the private sector onboard with a public-private partnership.
10/16/2012: Robust Inland Empire Economies - Paying for "More Buses"
San Bernardino and Riverside need a robust private sector job market for economic and mobile prosperity.
10/09/2012: Bus Transit Efficiency in Temecula & Murrieta
The cities and RTA should straighten up the routes to attract riders.
10/02/2012: Riverside Transit Center Mired in Political Money Games
Stop the Madness: Incline the Private Sector to Invest in the Vine Street Riverside Transit Center and a bridge across the freeway. View Here.
9/20/2012: Some Facts behind HOT Lane Transponder Mandates for Carpools
Traditional enforcement should be considered in lieu of "Nanny Lanes". View Here.
9/18/2012: Inland taxpayer transportation money being
tossed around at colossal rates
The Transit Coalition takes the misuse of public transportation money seriously as it pays for your mobility. We don't want that money to be wasted.
9/18/2012: Another reason why both Trains and Buses are good for Southern California
The Transit Coalition is pro-bus and pro-rail, and the two can coexist and complement each other.
9/11/2012: Bridging the Transit Gap between LA and the Coachella Valley
Commuter buses are back and future Intercity train service promises to bridge the transit gap between LA and the Coachella Valley. Let's get it moving.
9/4/2012: Don't Scrap the Vine Street Transit Center Project
Should the City of Riverside really shelve plans to build a transit center next to the Riverside Downtown Metrolink Station? View Here.
8/1/2012: Toll Lanes Need Non-Transponder Carpooling
The Transit Coalition
believes that it is essential
for carpools to have free
access to all HOT lanes,
without a requirement for
transponders. View Here.
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