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Press Release: In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times says: “Proposition 69 would put California’s transportation funds in a lockbox. Vote yes”

April 18, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – The Los Angeles Times today endorsed Proposition 69, the June 2018 ballot measure that would prevent the Legislature from redirecting transportation funds from SB 1—the Road Repair and Accountability Act—for other purposes. Prop 69 would guarantee these recently-enacted transportation revenues are dedicated to transportation improvement purposes only. The LA Times
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Press Release: In Case You Missed It: Santa Cruz Sentinel and Monterey County Herald latest editorials to say ‘Vote yes on Proposition 69’

April 16, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – The Monterey Herald and Santa Cruz Sentinel urged voters to support Prop 69 on California’s June 2018 ballot. Prop 69 would prevent the Legislature from redirecting transportation funds from SB 1—the Road Repair and Accountability Act—for other purposes. Prop 69 would guarantee these recently-enacted transportation revenues are dedicated to transportation
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Press Release: In Case You Missed It: Palm Springs Desert Sun and Santa Rosa Press Democrat latest editorial boards to endorse Prop 69

April 9, 2018

For Immediate Release SACRAMENTO – This weekend, the Palm Springs Desert Sun and Santa Rosa Press Democrat supported Proposition 69 on California’s June 2018 ballot. Prop 69 would prevent the Legislature from redirecting transportation funds from SB 1—the Road Repair and Accountability Act—for other purposes. Prop 69 would guarantee these recently-enacted transportation revenues are dedicated
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Santa Barbara County Association of Governments: California Transportation Commission Allocates $226 Million in New SB1 State Gas Tax Funding for 101 HOV Widening

March 26, 2018

The California Transportation Commission approved $226 million in SB 1 state gas tax funding for the U.S. 101 HOV Widening Project in south Santa Barbara County at its meeting last Wednesday in Orange County. Marjie Kirn, SBCAG Executive Director, said “Thanks to new transportation money from the SB1 state gas tax signed into law by
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Press Release: Broad coalition supports Prop 69 on June ballot

March 14, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – The Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, a broad-based group representing local government, business, labor, seniors, social justice advocates, community groups, public safety leaders, transportation advocates and taxpayers launched its campaign today in support of Prop 69 on the June 2018 California statewide ballot. Prop 69 ensures existing transportation revenues
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Press Release: New study finds California has third highest number of fatal crashes involving older drivers

March 13, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – A new study released today found that California ranks number three on a list of states with the most fatalities for older drivers, and that making road and traffic safety improvements will help prevent crashes for not only seniors, but all drivers. TRIP, a national non-profit transportation research group based
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League of California Cities: New study confirms SB 1 — the Road Repair and Accountability Act — supports economic activity and brings safety benefits throughout California

February 28, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO —This week, a report released by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) confirmed the economic activity and safety benefits of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017— Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). The benefits generated by SB 1 extend to the economies of cities throughout California. The study found that SB
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California State Association of Counties: Study Shows Huge Economic Benefits from SB 1

February 28, 2018

For Immediate Release SACRAMENTO – A report released today by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) found that the economic impacts of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017—Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) – will be significant and reach every single community in California. Specifically, the analysis calculated SB 1’s total, 10-year economic impact at
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Press Release: New study highlights the enormous economic and safety benefits of Senate Bill 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act

February 28, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – Today the American Road & Transportation Builders Association released a report highlighting the economic impact and safety benefits of SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The analysis found that SB 1 will bring nearly $183 billion in economic activity to California. SB 1 provides more than
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Press Release: Broad coalition formed to oppose gas tax repeal initiative aimed for November 2018

February 15, 2018

For immediate release February 15, 2018 SACRAMENTO – A broad-based coalition representing local government, business, labor, social justice advocates, community groups, public safety leaders, transportation advocates and taxpayers announced today a new coalition to oppose the initiative aimed at the November 2018 statewide ballot that would repeal the new transportation revenues authorized by the Road
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Ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 1 will hurt California’s ability to benefit from President Trump’s proposed federal infrastructure package

February 12, 2018

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2018 SACRAMENTO — President Trump today announced his long-awaited federal infrastructure funding plan. As anticipated, the plan focuses heavily on the ability of states and local governments to provide substantial local funding to receive a share of federal funds. Transportation advocates today blasted the ballot measure to repeal California’s landmark
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Victorville Daily Press: Roadwork Bumps Up

January 20, 2018

January 20, 2018 By: Paola Baker Revenue from the recently passed California gas tax is already being used to fund or accelerate roadwork projects through the state, including several in the High Desert. Caltrans recently unveiled a new interactive map called “Rebuilding California” that appears to show all the construction projects to improve infrastructure and
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ICYMI: PolitiFact Calls Travis Allen and SB 1 Opponents’ Claims “Mostly False” and “Misleading”

December 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – PolitiFact evaluated statements made by GOP candidate for Governor, Assemblyman Travis Allen, and other Republican opponents about newly enacted transportation revenues from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). The opponents claim that no funding in SB 1 is available for building new lanes or easing traffic congestion. After thorough review, PolitiFact found those claims
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Statement: Fix Our Roads responds to Republican #GasTaxtrophe

November 3, 2017

Fix Our Roads responds to Republican #GasTaxtrophe events: Sacramento — The following statement can be attributed to the Fix Our Roads coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor and transportation advocates who worked to pass SB 1 (transportation funding) in April of this year. This statement can be used as our response to Republican-led
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Press Release: Fix Our Roads applauds new road projects underway due to funding from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act

July 21, 2017

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2017 More than $5 billion annually to state and local road repair projects will fix potholes, repair bridges, fix local streets and highways. Sacramento —The Fix Our Roads Coalition applauded the announcement today from Caltrans that it was jumpstarting $285 million in state road repair projects that will improve traffic
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Press Release: Fix Our Roads Coalition responds to initiative to repeal SB 1, the transportation funding measure.

May 4, 2017

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads coalition issued the following statement in response to the initiative filed today to repeal SB 1, the transportation funding measure passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last month. “Passing the transportation funding and accountability package was an example of addressing
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Launches Major Statewide Television & Radio Advertising Campaign to Urge Legislators to Support the Road Repair and Accountability Act

March 31, 2017

Bilingual advertising blitz – calling on specific legislators by name – supports Senate Bill 1 and constitutional protections which were recently unveiled by Governor Brown and legislative leaders. April 6 deadline for action. For Immediate Release: March 31, 2017 Sacramento – Today, the Fix Our Roads Coalition launched new television and radio ads in English
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Fully Supports New Road Repair and Accountability Act Released by Governor Brown and Legislative Leaders

March 29, 2017

Coalition of business, labor, local government and transportation advocates commits to getting this deal across the finish line by April 6. For Immediate Release: March 29, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition today applauded Governor Brown, Pro Tem de León and Speaker Rendon and threw its full support behind the Road Repair and
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FIX OUR ROADS COALITION APPLAUDS GOVERNOR BROWN’S EMPHASIS ON INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING

February 24, 2017

Governor Brown also reinforces April 6 deadline to pass transportation funding package. For Immediate Release: February 24, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor, transit and transportation advocates, welcomed today’s press conference where Governor Brown once again stressed the need to invest in California’s infrastructure, including local
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California Roads Nightmare

February 24, 2017

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 quality of life. Each day brings new reports of road failures, massive sinkholes, rutted roads
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Applauds Senate Environmental Quality Committee Passage of SB 1 (Beall)

February 22, 2017

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor, transit and transportation advocates, applauded Senate Environmental Quality Committee passage of Senate Bill 1 (Beall) today. The bill is expected to be heard next in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. “SB 1 is on
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1,300 CALIFORNIA BRIDGES IN CALIFORNIA “STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT”

February 16, 2017

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2017 Fix Our Roads Coalition: “How much more proof do we need to convince lawmakers to fix California roads?” Evidence continues to pile up demonstrating dire consequences of failure to adequately invest in transportation infrastructure repairs Sacramento –The Fix Our Roads Coalition today reacted with concern to a new report
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Applauds Senate Transportation Committee Passage of SB 1 (Beall)

February 15, 2017

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, a coalition of local governments, business, labor, transit and transportation advocates, applauded Senate Transportation Committee passage of Senate Bill 1 (Beall) today. The bill is expected to be heard next in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. No date set. “We’re pleased SB
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Fix Our Roads Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address 1/24/17

January 24, 2017

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2017 FIX OUR ROADS SAYS, “AMEN TO THAT, GOVERNOR” Sacramento – In his state of the state address, Governor Brown today renewed his commitment to transportation investment, supporting the President’s pledge to invest in infrastructure while calling on the Legislature here in California to work together to fund infrastructure improvements.
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1/18/17- Press Conference Advisory: Hundreds of local officials, labor groups, & others urge legislators and Governor to pass transportation funding plan

January 18, 2017

“Pave roads now or pay more later” Sacramento – Noting that state highways and local streets and roads have a maintenance backlog of $130 billion and California motorists are spending more than $700 annually on car repairs due to potholed roads, hundreds of Fix Our Roads coalition members will gather at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday January
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Thanks Governor Brown for Commitment to Transportation Funding in January Budget Proposal

January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition responded to the transportation proposal in Governor Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal released today: “We thank Governor Brown for including transportation funding in his state budget proposal and for his continued commitment to finalize a transportation funding package this year. “Given the promise made by
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Applauds Senator Beall and Assembly Member Frazier for Continued Commitment to Transportation Funding

December 5, 2016

Dec. 5, 2016 Sacramento – In response to the introduction of Senate Bill 1 (Beall) and Assembly Bill 1 (Frazier), the Fix Our Roads Coalition issued the following statement which can also be found here: “The Fix Our Roads Coalition appreciates Senator Beall’s and Assembly Member Frazier’s continued commitment to finding a funding and reform
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Fix Our Roads Coalition responds to Governor/Legislative leaders regarding transportation funding discussions: “let’s finally get it done.”

November 29, 2016

Nov. 29, 2016 Sacramento – Expressing disappointment but also optimism, the Fix Our Roads Coalition responded to a letter issued last week from Governor Brown and Legislative leaders. The letter from Governor Brown and legislative leadership confirmed that the Special Session on Transportation would end without action. But the leaders also reaffirmed their commitment that
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ICYMI: Los Angeles News Group to Legislators: “Do the brave thing and quickly adopt comprehensive improvements to the fuel tax”

March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016 Sacramento – In an editorial Thursday, the LA News Group warned state lawmakers “unless we change the way we fund both roadways and rapid transit, we fall into a pothole from which there is no escape.” Members of the Fix Our Roads coalition, including cities/counties/business groups/transportation groups echoed The Daily News’ call to
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Local leaders demand funding to fix roads

March 7, 2016

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 at the Jefferson Street Interchange Project, Mayors, County Supervisors and Union leaders want action to
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County reps, civic leaders urge action to reinstate funding for road projects – including French Valley Interchange

March 7, 2016

INDIO – Riverside County supervisors, labor leaders and civic activists today urged state lawmakers to patch a funding gap exceeding three quarters of a billion dollars that, if unaddressed, may leave the county and other jurisdictions unable to proceed with major transportation projects, including the French Valley Interchange. “You don’t always see business and labor
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Board of Equalization’s $328.2 Million Cuts to Gasoline Excise Tax

February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads coalition including, cities, counties, labor, business, and transportation advocates, issued the following statement in response to the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) vote today to reduce the excise tax on gasoline by another 2.2 cents. This brings the total reduction in the excise tax per gallon to
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1/27/16 – Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to CTC Cutting $750 Million in Funding

January 28, 2016

“Roads in crisis” Legislature must step up to fix our roads January 27, 2016 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, including cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today after seeing the list of hundreds of transportation projects on the chopping block after the California Transportation Commission (CTC) announced last
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Governor’s Transportation Package in State Budget

January 7, 2016

January 7, 2016 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, including cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s transportation package as part of his proposed state budget: “We want to thank the Governor for his continued leadership and commitment to addressing our massive transportation needs at
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ICYMI: Crumbling infrastructure is costly, dangerous

November 9, 2015

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 of falling metal didn’t just hold up traffic, it also damaged cars and injured drivers.
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Conference Committee Hearings on Transportation

October 16, 2015

October 16, 2015 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, which comprises cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today in response to the conference committee hearings on transportation taking place this week and next: “We commend legislative leadership for recognizing the importance of addressing this issue now, rather than waiting
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Transportation Funding Conference Committee Announcement

September 10, 2015

September 9, 2015 Sacramento – The Fix Our Roads Coalition, including cities, counties, labor, business and transportation advocates, issued the following statement today in response to the Governor, Pro Tem and Speaker discussion on the transportation special session: “We want to thank the Governor and legislative leadership for their pledge to continue the fight to
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Fix Our Roads Coalition Statement in Response to Transportation Funding Framework

September 3, 2015

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
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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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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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