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Policymakers discuss the funding needs for active transportation in Los Angeles County

Authors: Jessica Meaney and Eric Bruins, Photography: Rudy Espinoza

Earlier this month, Investing in Place held a transportation policymakers breakfast in partnership with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) to discuss best practices for funding active transportation with county transportation sales taxes. 418 more words

Transportation Finance

Addressing Social Equity and Public Health in Metro Long Range Transportation Plan

Currently, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (“Metro”) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a 30 year plan representing over $300 billion dollars through 2050 in the region.The LRTP update is proceeding in parallel with the formulation of a potential 2016 ballot measure to levy an additional half-cent sales tax for transportation, yielding up to $24 billion in new revenue over 30 years for new projects and programs. 30 more words

Transportation Finance

Heartlander of the Week: Merry F-in Christmas

Years ago, a friend of mine went to one of those open gift exchanges where everyone brings a generic gift and then everyone gets to pick a gift unwrap it and then either they keep it or they can swap or steal gifts from other people, based on some set of rules that seems to be different at each of these events. 274 more words

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"Education as the Great Equalizer- Deforming Myth, not Reality" Paul Thomas Blog Post

Check out this blog post from Paul Thomas:

http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/education-as-great-equalizer-deforming-myth-not-reality/

Given what is going on in our educational environment today, how can we as educational leaders better address the issue of inequity between those who “have” and those who “don’t”?

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