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In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times to Legislators: “Adopt a responsible, long-term plan to reinvest in California’s transportation infrastructure.”

December 3, 2015

December 3, 2015 Sacramento – In an editorial Thursday, the LA Times called on state lawmakers to “reject the gimmicks and short-term thinking that bogged down Congress and adopt a responsible, long-term plan to reinvest in California’s transportation infrastructure” when they return to Sacramento in January 2016. Members of the Fix Our Roads coalition, including
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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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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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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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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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Report: Bay Area, California roads some of worst in country

January 13, 2014

The Bay Area has some of the worst roads in the country. A new report by the non-profit transportation research group The Road Information Program found that the San Francisco-Oakland area has a greater proportion of roads in poor condition than any other major urban area in the U.S. The report found 74 percent of
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Report Says San Diego’s Roads Among Worst In Nation

October 29, 2013

More than half of the roads in the San Diego area are in poor condition, costing the average motorist more than $800 in annual vehicle expenses, according to a study released Thursday. The San Diego area was ranked eighth-worst in the nation in terms of bad roads, with 51 percent considered to be in poor
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