Transportation touches nearly every aspect of our lives, from the food you eat and the materials your home is made out of, to how you get to and from work. Transit in all forms continues to be significantly impacted by the pandemic, including California’s high-speed rail project. This comes as Governor Newsom releases his new state budget proposal, which has some $1.5 billion set aside to help electric and hydrogen vehicles. Today on Insight, what’s needed to save public transit amid the pandemic, what it’ll take to transition to all-electric vehicles, and a conversation with Hall-of-Fame Basketball Legend Bill Walton on license plates for cars that help bikes.
- California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Brian Kelly updates the status of the state’s high-speed rail project, what to expect next, and answers some of the criticism the state’s largest infrastructure project in history has received over the years, including this week
- California Transit Association Executive Director Michael Pimentel explains how to save public transit following a major dip in ridership and revenue due to COVID-19
- Politico California Transportation Reporter Debra Kahn checks-in with her reporting on the status of Zero-Emission Vehicles in the state
- Hall-of-Fame Basketball Legend Bill Walton on his passion for bicycling and why he believes it’s important to launch a new state of California bicycle license plate