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LAO Assessment of Governor’s 2016-17 Budget: Transportation Proposals

The Governor’s budget provides a total of $17 billion from various fund sources for all departments and programs under the California State Transportation Agency in 2016-17. In the following report, the LAO assesses the Governor’s budget proposals in the transportation area:  The 2016-17 Budget: Transportation Proposals Highway and Road Maintenance and Repair Needs. In order to assist […]

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New Report: Will Americans Support Higher Gas Taxes? Yes–Under Certain Conditions…

Common wisdom holds that Americans do not support increased taxes at the gas pump. However, a just-released Mineta Transportation Institute research report says the majority of Americans will support those taxes, but only if the revenue…     Read more!   …revenue is invested in specific transportation improvements that people value. The results of a national telephone survey […]

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Asphalt Shows Off ‘Speed of Construction’ Advantage in I-10 Emergency Reconstruction

CalAPA.  Asphalt’s speed-of-construction attributes garnered worldwide attention last week when a major Southern California freeway was reopened in just five days after experiencing major flood damage. Interstate 10, a major freeway connecting Los Angeles to Phoenix was closed when flash-flooding caused a bridge to collapse, forcing eastbound traffic to take an hours-long detour. The interstate carries […]

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