SACRAMENTO - Cities, counties, local and statewide businesses and labor groups, transportation leaders and newspaper editorial boards from across California are supporting the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 - SB 1, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Discovery Bay) - which invests $... Read more
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Set aside arguments over whether California’s roads need repair; just driving beyond your driveway proves that. The state estimates catching up on merely maintaining the state’s 175,000 miles of roads will cost $59.6 billion.
Set aside also arguments about where the money should come from. If there was an extra $59.6 billion sitting... Read more
A road repair kit would make a nice birthday present for Gov. Jerry Brown. And that’s what he’s asking for from the state Legislature.
But never mind Brown. This would be a gift we all could enjoy, even with the attached tax increases.
The governor has set Thursday as the deadline for passage of a long-stalled road repair package... Read more
Major public investment in our roads and transportation infrastructure has been a key to California’s growth into a global economic superpower. But in recent years, many of the roads, highways and transit systems that connect our economy and our communities have fallen into disrepair – threatening our state’s economic growth and the safety and... Read more
California’s roads, highways and transit systems are the backbone of our state’s $2.4 trillion economy. Every day, millions of Californians take to the streets to get to work or get their children to school. Billions of dollars’ worth of products move across our state every single day.
But after years of underinvestment, California’s... Read more
California is at a crossroad when it comes to how we fix the highways, roads and bridges in our state and in our hometowns. We can either continue driving on rutted roads full of potholes, or we can decide to fix them and maintain them better so we get a full return on our investment.
That’s why I am urging our local State Senator and... Read more
California’s roads are crumbling, as every driver in the state well knows. Along stretches of Highway 99, to name one egregious example, the state of disrepair is downright Third World. The situation will not change without a significant infusion of funding.
Gov. Jerry Brown and California legislative leaders have proposed a plan that... Read more
A plan to raise $52 billion over a decade for roads, bridges, and mass transit reflects a big, ugly bill that Californians have little choice but to pay.
Most of the money, to come from higher gas taxes and vehicle fees, would go to repair infrastructure that residents are already using — and, in many cases, have been using long and... Read more
SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5... Read more