Transportation Corridor Agencies Name Valarie McFall Deputy Chief Executive Officer
June 24, 2020
The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) announce the interim promotion of Valarie McFall to the position of the Agencies’ first Deputy CEO effective July 1. McFall will support the CEO by managing administrative functions, coordinating critical projects and initiatives, overseeing legislative and governmental activities, and fostering inter-agency relationships and partnerships to help fulfill TCA’s mission to improve regional mobility.
Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists & Innovators
Jan. 6, 2020
The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, technology, engineering and math industries to teaching in high-need middle and high schools. The Fellowship is a one or two-year pathway that includes training, guest teaching and earning a teaching credential in a highly-supported environment with a cohort of professional peers. Email SoCal Recruitment Coordinator Tanja Schroeder for more information.
Video: The Women Working Construction Jobs on Metro Projects
June 6, 2019
The need to build infrastructure and improve what we already have begs a couple of questions: how do we get more folks to work in the transportation industry? And how do we make sure jobs go to local residents, including women?
Fortune reports that driverless cars can help reshape cities beyond easing traffic congestion. "These futuristic vehicles generate vast amounts of data that officials hope to use to fill potholes more quickly, replace parking lots with parks and create traffic lanes for buses and first responders."
Governor Gavin Newsom today administered the oath of office to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray, a historic move making her the first woman in its 91-year history to lead the largest state law enforcement agency in the nation.
Public Scoping Notice: South County Traffic Relief Effort
Nov. 19, 2019
Caltrans, in cooperation with the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the South County Traffic Relief Effort (proposed project) in Orange County and San Diego County, California.
Beyond Speculations 2.0: Automated Vehicles & Public Policy
April 1, 2019
This report updates Eno's 2017 Beyond Speculation publication and discusses the current and future state of AVs, as well as the existing, proposed and expected implications for federal, state and local policy.
Study Explores How to Attract and Retain Women in the Transportation Industry
Feb. 14, 2019
In Mineta Transportation Institute's latest research report, MTI Research Associates Jodi Godfrey and Dr. Robert Bertini identify research needed to attract, promote and retain women in the transportation industry.
Metrolink Introduces New Loyalty and Rewards Program for Riders
Oct. 16, 2020
Metrolink, Southern California’s regional train service, launched SoCal Explorer, a new loyalty program that rewards riders with points as well as exclusive offers and perks from local businesses and attractions throughout the Southern California region. The program makes it more affordable for people to make taking the train a part of their everyday lifestyle.
OCTA's Measure M Next 10 Plan Bringing Balanced Transportation Improvements to O.C.
Nov. 15, 2019
The Orange County Transportation Authority board adopted the 2019 Measure M2 Next 10 Delivery Plan, reflecting a balanced transportation system that supports sustainability while making improvements to freeways, streets and transit service throughout Orange County.
Safe, Resilient & Locally Grown: Community-Based Traffic Safety Data & Approaches During a Pandemic
Nov. 12 & 19, 2020
The Southern California Association of Governments and its Go Human campaign, alongside AAA of Southern California, are hosting a virtual safety series on improving traffic conditions while reducing COVID-19 transmission. The series will explore community-based strategies focused on innovation and resiliency.
Successful Ways to Attract, Retain Women in the Transportation Industry
Jan. 6, 2020
The transportation industry has historically been, and remains, classified as non-traditional by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with women accounting for less than 25% of the transportation occupations.
Beginning this month, The Toll Roads of Orange County are mailing 15,000 new sticker transponders per weekday to FasTrak accountholders to replace the hard-case transponders currently in use. The new transparent, bandage-size transponder is free and adheres to the inside of a windshield to collect tolls.
Eno released a report looking at the themes and trends that are on the minds of leaders in cities, states and metro areas throughout the U.S. The survey of transit officials began with an open-ended question about their primary concerns over the next three years, followed by specific questions regarding their attitudes toward the deployment of new technology, partnerships and customer service, among others.