Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Transportation Funding Framework

September 3, 2015

Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, including cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today in support of the transportation funding framework being floated by Governor’s office today:

“We appreciate the Governor’s commitment to addressing this critically important issue. His framework represents a solid foundation for a potential compromise package.

“Included in the framework are many of the reforms needed to maximize accountability, make better use of existing funding, and to streamline project delivery. These include ideas for constitutional protections of transportation revenues, repayment from the general fund of previously-diverted transportation funds, CEQA streamlining, CalTrans reforms and an extension of public private partnerships (P3s).

“The proposal will help put a significant dent in our huge maintenance backlog, which if not addressed now, will only become exponentially more costly in a few years.

“It is time to get this done.”

To read the seven principles supported by the Fix Our Roads coalition, go to our website here. There you can also see a list of coalition members.