Martin Wachs

RAND Corporation / University of California

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Martin Wachs is Adjunct Principal Researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is also a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley where he directed the Institute of Transportation Studies and the University of California Transportation Center. He spent 25 years at UCLA, 11 years of which he was the Chair of the Department of Urban Planning.

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State Senator Josh Newman was recalled over his “yes” vote on raising the state gas tax.

State gas tax turns into political football

State Senator Josh Newman was recalled over his “yes” vote on raising the state gas tax.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Nov. 8 voters will see Measure M on the ballot, an initiative that aims to raise $120 billion over the next 40 years to help fund mass transit expansions.

Measure M puts LA at the forefront of public transit funding

On Nov. 8 voters will see Measure M on the ballot, an initiative that aims to raise $120 billion over the next 40 years to help fund mass transit expansions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California's infrastructure is crumbling with a backlog of repairs estimated at $130 billion. Why has the state fallen so far behind when it's one of the top economies in the world?

California's infrastructure: crumbling

California's infrastructure is crumbling with a backlog of repairs estimated at $130 billion. Why has the state fallen so far behind when it's one of the top economies in the world?

from Olney in L.A.

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