Check out the iTransit website and get involved! When Governor Brown convened the Extraordinary Session on Transportation and Infrastructure Development earlier this year, transit wasn't even part of the conversation. It was all about fixing roads -- with Cap & Trade funding! (A notion dismissed by Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leon, who said "We need serious proposals.") The conversation has come around to including public transportation, and at a press conference in Sacramento this morning, state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) were among those who urged the state Senate to pass 2 bills: SBX1 7 (Allen) would triple the diesel sales tax and raise $300 million annually for transit, including about $85 million for Los Angeles. SBX1 8 (Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo) would triple the diesel sales tax. CLICK on the iTransit link above, add your name and address, and an email will be sent to the senators who represent you! ABX1 8 (Bloom and Asm. David Chiu, D-San Francisco) and ABX1 7 (Asm. Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys) will be considered by the Assembly soon.