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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Wins House Approval, Public Works Association’s Applause

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Wins House Approval, Public Works Association’s Applause

Washington D.C.—Minutes after the U.S. House approved the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the 30,000-member American Public Works Association applauded the action and commended lawmakers for taking a major, historic step towards improving American citizens’ quality of life. “Congress’ long-awaited approval of IIJA tonight is welcomed and applauded across the country by public […]

Gold Coast Transit District General Manager Announces Retirement After 43-year Career

Gold Coast Transit District General Manager Announces Retirement After 43-year Career

Citizens Journal News Services Oxnard, CA – After a career spanning over 43 years in the transit industry, Gold Coast Transit District’s General Manager, Steven P. Brown, announced today he will retire as head of the largest public transit agency in Ventura County, when his contract expires at the end of December 2021. Brown joined GCTD in […]

State Invests $571 Million in Expanded Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Routes

State Invests $571 Million in Expanded Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Routes

SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $571 million to address transportation needs throughout the state, an investment that will help repair highways and bridges and enhance California’s growing network of mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes. “Expanding access to safe walkways, bicycle routes and convenient transit options, in addition to […]

Student Leaders Educate Officials about Mobility Needs

Student Leaders Educate Officials about Mobility Needs

LOS ANGELES – College and university student leaders from throughout Southern California today urged elected officials and transit executives to work with them in delivering transportation options that will get them to school, work and other destinations without having to drive. About two dozen student leaders from San Diego State University to CSUN, San Bernardino State to […]

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

Santa Paula: Riders Say Valley Transit a Bust

 By Sheryl Hamlin Opened two years ago on a rainy day, the Valley Transit has not developed a following. Testimony at the Ventura County Transit Commission’s 2017 Unmet Transit Needs meeting held at the March 20, 2017 Santa Paula Council meeting agreed that the Valley Transit did not provide reliable transit. Issues such as unreliable […]

Ventura City Council Asks Citizens for More Taxes

Ventura City Council Asks Citizens for More Taxes

       On May 23, 2016, the Ventura City Council joined a parade of governments hoping to persuade voters to raise the sales tax, and last week, in a 6 to 1 decision, the Council voted to place a measure on the November 2016 ballot to raise the Ventura sales tax by 1/2%. Councilman James Monahan […]

How Gov’t Unions and Crony Capitalists Exploit Global Warming Concerns

How Gov’t Unions and Crony Capitalists Exploit Global Warming Concerns

Simi Council votes to put off opening prayer for now

Simi Council votes to put off opening prayer for now

By Debra Tash The issue of whether or not Simi Valley’s City Council opens its meeting with a prayer became an issue after the Supreme Court rendered its decision in the Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway.  The ruling affirmed that volunteer chaplains can open public meetings with prayer. The Simi Council formed an […]

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

LAFCO Adjudicates Transit Turf

On July 15, 2015, the Ventura County Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) discussed the Sphere of Influence for the Gold Coast Transit District. The staff report may be read here. The effective commencement date of the Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) was July 1, 2014, having been previously approved by Governor Brown on October 13, […]