News & Press Releases

Vida en el Valle, April 18, 2017

When the state Legislature did what it had to do to find a solution to start fixing California’s battered highways, bridges and roads, it did so on a mostly partisan manner that revealed a) Gov. Jerry Brown successfully pushed an unpopular tax and fee increase because $52 billion will not appear from out of thin air over the next 10 years; and... Read more

Marin Independent Journal, April 12, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators showed what they can do when they are committed.

Most of the time, legislation — especially solving long-term problems — moves like icebergs.

The transportation bill proved that if legislators really want to get something done, they can.

Brown, committed to fixing and improving California’s... Read more

April 11, 2017

Gov. Brown’s package of tax hikes to fund road repairs is tough medicine to take, but we might just have to take it, at least in part.

We certainly can’t let California’s freeways, roads and bridges become even more run-down or unsafe. Something must be done, but it must be done in a prudent fashion.

Brown and Democratic... Read more

Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 8, 2017

Pardon us, but didn’t Santa Cruz County voters just put in place a tax to fix our roads and improve transportation?

Yes, we did.

So, should local residents who drive vehicles, and use roads and other infrastructure, be upset over yet another state tax measure that will make it yet more expensive to work and live here?

... Read more

San Francisco Chronicle, April 7, 2017

The behemoth transportation funding bill passed by the Legislature this week conforms to the poet John Godfrey Saxe’s famous aphorism about laws and sausages — that both “cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” The last... Read more

Fresno Bee, April 7, 2017

Many people won’t see the votes cast by Republican Senator Anthony Cannella and Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray to raise the state tax gas 12 cents as visionary. Those people suffer from one of two misfortunes: they don’t live around here, or they’re shortsighted.

Gray and Cannella grasped an opportunity that could transform our region... Read more

Press Release
April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today (4/5/17) joined a bipartisan group of labor, business, transportation and local leaders from across the state to call on the Legislature to pass SB 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – co-authored by... Read more

East Bay Times, April 5, 2017

The Concord City Council — along with other city councils — has been advocating with state leaders for local road repair funding, its importance to reducing auto maintenance costs, to ensure a strong economy, and for safety (reducing accidents due to poor road conditions).

We have explained that the self-help funding that exists both... Read more

Marin Independent Journal, April 5, 2017

Traffic and transportation needs are at the front of many of our minds in Marin. Municipalities and agencies across the county are constantly examining how they can make the worthy investments needed in our roads and transportation infrastructure.

At the state level, California is overdue in addressing our local roads, highways and... Read more

San Luis Obispo Tribune, April 4, 2017

by Heidi Harmon, mayor of San Luis Obispo

This week, the California Legislature will vote on a transportation funding package that will generate $5.2 billion a year for the next 10 years.

The proposed bill, known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, or Senate Bill 1, provides funding to the state, counties and cities... Read more