California needs public infrastructure, but not a bullet train

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by Dana Goldman and Richard Green of the USC Price School on California’s need for public infrastructure in lieu of a high-speed rail. Current financing comes from $9 billion in state bonds and $3.5 billion in federal grants. But under Brown’s leadership, California has failed to address its other unfunded infrastructure needs, they wrote.

Efforts to build housing around transit threaten to price out those most dependent on bus and rail

The San Diego Union-Tribune cited research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on the number of housing units needed to lower the cost of housing in California. However, to actually lower the cost of housing, the state would need to add roughly 2.5 million new units by 2025, or roughly 357,000 a year,…