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SB 1 (Beall) Continues to Gain Momentum

Transportation funding bill passes out of Senate Governance and Finance Committee For Immediate Release: March 8, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor, transit and transportation advocates, applauded Senate Governance and Finance…

California Roads Nightmare

HOW BAD DOES IT HAVE TO GET BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE WILL #FIXCAROADS? For Immediate Release: February 24, 2017 The poor condition of California’s roads and transportation system is being exposed every day, with grave consequences to California motorists and our…

Local leaders demand funding to fix roads

With $750 million in cuts announced this month, it won’t be an easy task. “It’s time we ask our legislators in Sacramento and the governor to work together put aside differences find solutions,” said Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington. Gathering…

$80 million in state funding cut from local road projects

In the looming shadow of the Interstate 10/Jefferson Street Interchange, dozens of Riverside County officials gathered Friday to speak out against the California Transportation Commission’s decision to cut $80 million from county infrastructure improvement projects. In January, the CTC approved…

ICYMI: Crumbling infrastructure is costly, dangerous

BY JIM EARP, MATT CATE AND CHRIS MCKENZIE POSTED 11.09.2015 Our transportation infrastructure is literally falling apart due to poor maintenance. Recently, because of deferred maintenance, a guard rail on an East Bay overpass fell onto I-880. The several tons…

Roads fix must put real dent in repair backlog

BY JIM EARP, MATT CATE AND CHRIS MCKENZIE Special to The Bee California is home to some of the nation’s most deteriorated streets, highways and bridges, with four of the five cities with the worst road conditions in the United…

Fixing our roads requires both reforms and revenue

The California Legislature returned to Sacramento last week with a “to do list” that includes a special session called by Gov. Jerry Brown to address the growing road repair and maintenance backlog – ranked second worse in the country, according…

PD Editorial: Paying a high price for bad roads

Motorists are paying a hidden tax for bad roads. Vehicle repairs attributable to potholes and crumbling pavement cost hundreds, in some places thousands, of dollars a year above and beyond routine maintenance. San Francisco and Oakland top the list of…