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CalABLE Program Gives People With Disabilities Opportunity To Save Without Risking Key Services

CalABLE Program Gives People With Disabilities Opportunity To Save Without Risking Key Services

by Betty T. Yee For decades, people with disabilities and their families faced a conundrum: If they saved enough for the necessary care and supports, they risked becoming ineligible for some of the means-tested programs they need to maintain their independence.   In 2014, the federal Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) […]

APWA Joins President Biden For Signing Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

APWA Joins President Biden For Signing Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Washington D.C.—The nation’s largest organization of public works professionals visited the White House today to see President Joe Biden sign into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “The American Public Works Association worked hard to get IIJA across the finish line, and our invitation to view this important bill signing points to the […]

Help Plan The Future Of Transportation In Ventura County

Help Plan The Future Of Transportation In Ventura County

CAMARILLO – The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) needs your help to plan the future of transportation in our county. VCTC recently began an update of the Ventura County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), a document that will plan for transportation in Ventura County over the next 30 years. The CTP will look at various modes […]

Two-Thirds Voter Approval Required For Special Transportation Tax

Two-Thirds Voter Approval Required For Special Transportation Tax

In September 2021 Ventura County Transportation Commission, the regional transportation planning agency, began the process of seeking community input “to help develop the Comprehensive Transportation Plan for transportation in Ventura County over the next 30 years.” In October 2021 a “citizens group” surprised Ventura County Transportation Commission by asking that they ignore the Comprehensive Transportation […]

California, U.S. Department Of Transportation Announce Partnership On Supply Chain Infrastructure Program

California, U.S. Department Of Transportation Announce Partnership On Supply Chain Infrastructure Program

SACRAMENTO – On the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to help tackle supply chain issues, and as part of the ongoing efforts of the Biden-Harris Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, Governor Newsom and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a strategic partnership to help facilitate innovative projects and financing opportunities for multi-billion infrastructure […]

The City Of Santa Paula Seeks Community Feedback For Outdoor Equity Grant

The City Of Santa Paula Seeks Community Feedback For Outdoor Equity Grant

Santa Paula, CA – The City of Santa Paula is applying for the California Department of Parks and Recreation Outdoor Equity Grants Program (OEP) and we need your help. The mission of the grant is encouraging healthy communities by connecting people to parks, supporting innovative recreational opportunities, embracing diversity, fostering inclusivity, and delivering superior customer […]

Thousand Oaks, CA | Driver’s License/ DUI Checkpoint

Thousand Oaks, CA | Driver’s License/ DUI Checkpoint

Nature of Incident: Driver’s License/ DUI Checkpoint Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Date & Time: September 29, 2021 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department – Traffic Bureau Narrative: The Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a Driver’s License/DUI Checkpoint on September 29th, 2021, at an undisclosed location(s) within […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

(VENTURA COUNTY) – Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has named retired U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps’ Chris Kurgan, to the position of Director of Roads & Transportation. In his new role Chris will oversee the building, operating, and maintaining of the public’s billion-dollar investment in the county road system. He will also be responsible for the public transit needs for […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

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 […]

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