Congress and the Administration will hold a Twitter Town Meeting on the Transportation Budget
February 10, 2015
With the May 31 expiration of transportation funding nearing, Transportation Secretary Foxx and House Transportation Committee Chairman Shuster, join forces to hold a “town meeting” on Twitter #StuckInTraffic Read more…
California Eyes Road Repair Fees as Gas Tax Receipts Ebb
February 2, 2015
Governor Brown is preparing bills aimed at helping the state pay for a $59 billion backlog of road and bridge repairs as he also seeks to curb gasoline consumption that traditionally pays for road construction. For full story…
One Way or Another, You’ll Pay More for Roads
January 22, 2015
By Gov. Jerry Brown’s estimate, Californians have $59 billion worth of maintenance to do in the coming years on the state’s roads, freeways and bridges, 30 percent of which are not up to current-day standards. Something must be done. Read more>>> http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article7069895.html#storylink=cpy
California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
January 21, 2015
Nossaman LLP. This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting. Read more…
TRIP California Report Released
December 1, 2014
Deficient roadways cost each Los Angeles area driver nearly $2,500 annually, a total of $44 billion statewide. Costs will rise and transportation woes will worsen without significant funding boost.
To learn more, visit TRIPNet.org
Federal Proposal – How a 12₵ Increase in the Gas Tax will Impact Drivers
October 1, 2014
Click here to review the impact of the latest Federal proposal.
Transportation "On Life Support"
November 24, 2014
But where to get money to fix the broken system?
Many of the roads and bridges Americans drive on every day are “on life support,” said former US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on the lead segment of 60 Minutes Nov. 23. According to 60 Minutes:
The public infrastructure crisis is damaging the American economy, hurting our ability to compete globally and threatening the public safety. Everyone in government knows it, but no one can figure out where the money is going to come from – one more example of the political paralysis gripping Washington.
There are a lot of people in the US right now who think the country is falling apart, and at least in one respect, they are correct: Our roads and bridges are crumbling, our airports are out of date, and the vast majority of our seaports are in danger of becoming obsolete – all the result of decades of neglect. None of this is really in dispute.
There is still no consensus on how to solve the problem or where to get the massive amounts of money needed to fix it. Just another example of political paralysis in Washington.
Watch the entire segment here.
Video: Building America’s Future – 60 Minutes Feature
November 23, 2014
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California’s Rural Traffic Fatality Rate is Fifth Highest in the Nation
September 1, 2011
The roads connecting California’s farm, forest, mountain and other rural communities is an unsafe, inadequate weak spot in the state’s vast network of roads and bridges: nearly 38 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state occurred on rural, non-Interstate roads. A new TRIP report says the fatality rate on California’s rural roads is four times higher than all other roads and highways in the state. Read more »
Click here to read the report from TRIP, a national transportation research group.
Build California Better: Options for Long-Term Road and Highway Funding
June 1, 2014
Access the latest Discussion Paper from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
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