Fix Our Roads Coalition Issues Statement in Response to Assembly Republicans’ News Conference

August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, including cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today in response to Assembly Republicans news conference this morning on the transportation special session. “There is no disagreement that more money needs to be dedicated to fix our roads. We support elements
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Roads fix must put real dent in repair backlog

August 25, 2015

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 States and 55 percent of local bridges requiring rehabilitation or replacement. This disrepair is costing
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BENOIT & MONTANEZ: Increased oversight and broader tax base needed

August 24, 2015

Roads in Riverside County rank as some of the worst in the country. Our infrastructure is riddled with aging bridges, crumbling asphalt and potholes that cause costly repairs for Inland drivers. Our county and state are growing, our funding system is outdated and our infrastructure is falling into more disrepair every year. Roads in the
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Fixing our roads requires both reforms and revenue

August 24, 2015

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 to some. The Register’s Aug. 11 editorial, “Tap brakes on urge to raise gas taxes,”
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Governor wants bipartisan fix for state highway repairs

August 21, 2015

Filling car-shaking potholes and repairing crumbling highways and bridges shouldn’t be a partisan issue, Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday. Joined by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, Brown used a news conference at the Port of Oakland to urge the Legislature’s Republicans andDemocrats to work together in a special session he called to find a
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PD Editorial: Paying a high price for bad roads

August 21, 2015

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 America’s major metropolitan areas with an average of $1,044 a year in extra repairs, according
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State lawmakers return to confront cars, carbon and highways

August 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO — When state lawmakers return to the Capitol from their summer recess on Monday, awaiting them will be elements of a potential megadeal that could resolve three of the major issues they must tackle in the month that remains before adjourning for the year. Those issues are: Deciding the fate of far-reaching legislation that
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California can’t wait any longer to fix roads, bridges

August 21, 2015

BY BRIAN KELLY Special to The Bee Nothing worth doing is easy. Were it politically easy to invest sufficiently in transportation infrastructure, Congress would have already enacted a multi-year funding plan to make the Highway Trust Fund solvent, and to repair the nation’s crumbling streets, highways, transit systems and bridges. Instead, Congress has passed numerous
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In Case You Missed It: San Diego Union Tribune and Santa Rosa Press Democrat Urge Legislature to Act on Transportation Funding This Year

August 18, 2015

August 17, 2015 Sacramento – Now that the state Legislature has returned for its final month, editorial boards, along with members of the Fix Our Road coalition, including cities/counties/business groups/transportation groups, are calling on the Legislature to get serious about addressing California’s transportation crisis. From the San Diego Union-Tribune: “Road-repair funds must be protected from diversion”
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New Report Ranks 15 California Urban Areas as Having the Worst Roads in the U.S.

August 11, 2015

July 23, 2015 Poor Pavement Conditions Also Lead to High Car Maintenance and Repair Costs Report Underscores Need for Legislature to Pass Accountable Funding Stream for Transportation During Special Legislative Session SACRAMENTO — According to a new report released today, 15 of California’s urban centers have pavement conditions that rank among the nation’s most deteriorated.
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