California Republicans have nowhere to go but up — and Assemblyman Chad Mayes could be the one to lead them thereDecember 19, 2016
“California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, our roads are crumbling and the cost of housing is double the national average. The campaign is over. It’s time to come together and move forward as Californians,” says Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes. Read full article!
It’s time for legislators to act, not yak, and fix California’s roads and highwaysDecember 13, 2016
California’s roads keep getting worse and the governor and legislative leaders keep promising to fix them. And promising. Read full article!
Senate Introduces “California Rebuild” Infrastructure ProposalsDecember 6, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senate Democrats today introduced a series of new measures to rebuild California’s aging infrastructure, including boosting affordable housing, addressing funding shortfalls for transportation needs, and providing badly needed resources for safe drinking water, drought relief, and urban parks. View here!
Fix Our Roads Coalition Applauds Senator Beall and Assembly Member Frazier for Continued Commitment to Transportation FundingDecember 5, 2016
Sacramento – In response to the introduction of Senate Bill 1 (Beall) and Assembly Bill 1 (Frazier), the Fix Our Roads Coalition issued the following statement – read here!
Fix Our Roads Coalition Response to the Governor & Legislative Leaders on the Transportation Special SessionNovember 29, 2016
Click here to read the Coalition’s response!
California special session to end without new transportation fundingNovember 28, 2016
California’s special legislation session on transportation funding will come to a close without a deal to finance repairs to the state’s crumbling roads and highways – but will be taken up early next year. Read full article and Governor/Legislature’s statement.
Letter from Governor Brown, pro Tempore de Leon & Speaker Rendon-11-22-16November 28, 2016
Click to read letter.
California transportation efforts are officially dead for 2016November 28, 2016
John Myers. Speculation over a potential last-minute push on a transportation funding plan ended Tuesday, when Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders declared there would be no lame-duck negotiations this month. Read full article!
Statement from the Fix Our Roads CoalitionNovember 18, 2016
FixCARoads.com issues a statement on Thursday – Read here!
Traveling from Southern California for Thanksgiving? You’re not alone — by a long shotNovember 17, 2016
Statewide, nearly 5.9 million residents are expected to travel over Thanksgiving weekend this year, an increase of 3.1 percent over last year’s 5.7 million travelers, the AAA said. Read more…
Sacramento County transportation sales tax shy of passing in late returnsNovember 9, 2016
Sac Bee. Measure B, the proposed half-cent transportation sales tax in Sacramento County, fell short of the two-thirds support it needed to pass. Read full story.
Live California Election Results!November 9, 2016
Click to access L.A. Times’ Live California Election Results!
Crumbling roads in SF, Oakland ranked worst in nationNovember 3, 2016
SF Chronicle. “It’s a simple explanation. We just haven’t invested enough in our infrastructure over the last couple of years,” said Will Kempton. “The demand is very significant, and our system is aging.” Read full article!
Democrats eye post-election transportation sessionOctober 28, 2016
by David Siders. After a year of stalled negotiations on a multi-billion dollar transportation plan, Democratic legislative leaders are privately discussing reconvening the state Legislature after the Nov. 8 election to take up road funding in a special session, legislative sources said. Read more….
Gov. Jerry Brown launches TV ad against Prop. 53’s change to state revenue bondsOctober 28, 2016
View Governor Brown’s TV ad here.
Transportation, housing crises get short shrift in LegislatureSeptember 23, 2016
Dan Walters: Observations on California and its politics. Click to read full article!
Frustrated transportation groups urge the Legislature to come back in a lame-duck sessionSeptember 14, 2016
Stakeholders’ letter grabs the attention of the L.A. Times! Read article!
Transportation Stakeholders Send Letter to Legislative LeadersSeptember 14, 2016
Leaders need to work together – still time to fix our roads! Read letter!
California targets clean transport, urban greening for $900M in cap-and-trade fundsSeptember 6, 2016
California legislators have approved a last-minute deal to use $900 million from the state’s cap-and-trade program to fund environmental and clean energy projects across the state. Read more…
California’s bad roads might stay that way, thanks to LegislatureAugust 30, 2016
What in the world is going on with the state Legislature’s special session on California’s transportation needs? Read more...