• Examining Beall’s Proposal On Deferred Road Repairs

    November 30, 2015

    California faces nearly $60 billion in deferred road repairs and the cost is going up every year. Now, a local state senator wants to do something about it. View NBC Video!

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  • Assembly Report

    March 23, 2015

    Speaker Atkins Has Sensible Plan to Fix California’s Congested and Deteriorating Roads.  Depending on where you drive in California, our state’s crumbling and congested roadways steal as much as 90 hours a year of your time, as you wait in traffic.  That’s a quality of life issue that Californians should not have to endure.  California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and the Assembly Democrats have come up with a timely and reasonable plan to fix the Golden State’s freeways, bridges and other transportation infrastructure.

  • Nix the Quick Fix, AASHTO Urges Feds

    March 4, 2015

     Every dollar invested in highway or transit returns 2 – 3x’s back to the economy. Watch AASHTO’s latest video:

  • Fuel Tax Swap Demonstration

    February 19, 2015

    In March 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two fuel tax measures (AB x8 6 and SB 70), commonly referred to as the fuel tax swap, which adjusted the rates of the sales and excise tax on gasoline, effective July 1, 2010. The fuel tax swap legislation was designed to be revenue neutral, ensuring overall state taxes paid by consumers at the pump are the same as they would have paid under the prior tax structure. Thus, the fuel tax swap legislation does not produce a net revenue gain in overall state taxes paid at the pump. The legislation mandated the BOE to adjust the excise tax rate every year by March 1. The new rate is effective July 1 of each year.

    The State Board of Equalization will consider adopting an excise tax rate on gasoline of $0.285 per gallon at its February 24 meeting in Culver City.

  • Video: US DOT Launches “Beyond Traffic”

    February 2, 2015

    US DOT launches Beyond Traffic, a framework that’s been a year in the making and will lay out the trends and choices facing American transportation over the next three decades.

    Beyond Traffic examines trends and choices like:

    • How will we move? America’s population will grow by 70 million by 2045. How will we build a transportation system to accommodate a growing population and changing travel patterns?
    • How will we move things? By 2045, freight volume will increase 45 percent. How will we reduce freight chokepoints that drive up the cost of owning a business?
    • How will we move better? Technological changes and innovation may transform vehicles and infrastructure, logistics, and delivery of transportation services to promote efficiency and safety. How will we knock down barriers to new technologies that promise to make travel safer and more convenient?
    • How will we adapt? Climate change will include global mean sea level rise, temperature increases, and more frequent and intense storm events, all of which will impact highways, bridges, public transportation, coastal ports and waterways. How will we make our infrastructure more resilient to more frequent extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy?
    • How will we align decisions and dollars? And invest the trillions of dollars our transportation needs in the smartest way possible?
  • Wake Up California!

    January 21, 2015

    Watch this video on the importance of investing in California’s roads, highways and bridges.

  • Fix The Roads!

    January 21, 2015

    Watch this video on California’s deteriorating road system.

  • Video: California Transportation System

    October 21, 2014

  • Video: Building America’s Future – 60 Minutes Feature

    November 23, 2014

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  • Video #1: Transportation Fiscal Cliff: Introduction

    February 2, 2015