In this document, we have outlined an action plan to revitalize America’s aging infrastructure. We start by articulating a set of principles that reflect our long-held view that government has a valuable role to play in supporting infrastructure development.
We follow with specific recommendations on how the private and public sectors can translate those principles into action. These recommendations are organized into five sections: Surface Transportation, Ports and Inland Waterways, Aviation, Drinking and Wastewater, and Energy. We also provide recommendations for innovative approaches to funding and financing.
GreatSchools released a first-of-its-kind look at student achievement and access to educational opportunity broken down by race and ethnicity. The report sheds light on systemic gaps in access to advantages that allow students to succeed in school and prepare for college and career.
The report shows that a stunning 2% of African American and 6% of Hispanic students attend a quality school for their student group based on multiple factors, compared to 59% of white and 73% of Asian students.
FOUND IN: Transportation
The latest new vehicle sales data from California New Car Dealers Association shows continued but slowing growth in Californians purchases of new cars and trucks.
The future is not just about homes, it is about employment. Suburban areas are where all net employment growth has occurred in California’s six major metropolitan areas since 2000. The highly dispersed and often small job centers have dominated job growth since 2000 in the six major metropolitan areas in the state.
This report analyzes the potential effects from recently adopted and currently proposed regulations having significant effects on the cost of new housing in California. Specifically, these regulations considered include proposals that would require all housing in California to be built while paying workers at prevailing wage levels along with Zero Net Energy requirements, increasing local requirements for affordable units, and offsets, VMT reduction, and other measures related to the state’s climate change policies.