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Palm Springs Desert Sun: Proposition 69 will keep politicians honest on road funds

April 22, 2018

By: Steven Hernandez, Greg Pettis and Dana Reed  Should a handful of California politicians be able to stop local progress? When Gov. Jerry Brown closed the funding gap for road and highway safety improvements, Coachella Valley cities benefited. Here are some examples: Coachella: Reconstruction projects include Avenida Del Oro neighborhood pavement, Avenue 54 street, Peacock
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Compton Herald Opinion: ‘Road Repair and Accountability Act’ benefits California drivers, economy

March 24, 2018

By: Alice A. Huffman Last year, California made a historic investment in repairing our state’s aging transportation infrastructure by passing Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This new law generates more than $5 billion annually for transportation improvements that will make our roads safer, ease traffic congestion, modernize and improve public
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California State Treasurer’s Office Blog Opinion Editorial: Road Repair and Accountability Act Provides Meaningful Relief for California Drivers

February 22, 2018

By: Carolyn Coleman In the spring of 2017, something truly historic happened: the Governor and a supermajority of the Legislature finally acted to pass the most significant, long-overdue investment in state and local transportation infrastructure improvements in California history. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, will provide meaningful relief for California drivers
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University of California, Riverside Highlander Letter to the Editor: In response to the Highlander’s gas tax editorial

December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017  By: Kenneth Rosenfield  In response to the Highlander editorial published on November 20, 2017, entitled, “California must put the brakes on new gas tax,” the Highlander has its facts right about the condition of the State’s infrastructure, but they are dead wrong on how we should pay for transportation infrastructure. The recent
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San Jose Mercury News Opinion Editorial: Already California’s gas tax increase is bringing huge improvements to Bay Area roads

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017  By: Carl Guardino  Thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1 last April, new funding to make road safety improvements, fill potholes, make seismic safety improvements to bridges and overpasses and repair local streets and freeways is soon coming to our region. State and local road maintenance budgets will get a boost
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Sacramento Bee Opinion Editorial: More than half the states are raising taxes to fix roads, like California. Guess how many are blue

October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 By: Brian P.Kelly A funny thing happened in the days immediately following the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act. Four other states passed funding plans dedicated to improving transportation. Those states were Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and South Carolina. In fact, California and these four states are
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Fox & Hounds Opinion Editorial: It’s Time to Fix Our Roads

April 6, 2017

April 5, 2017 By Gary Toebben Last week during ACCESS Sacramento, the Chamber was proud to stand with other business leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon at a press conference unveiling the outline of a long-sought transportation funding agreement. Last year’s special session on transportation
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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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