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Manteca Bulletin: Interstate 5 Work

May 24, 2018

By: Dennis Wyatt Caltrans will repair more than 80 lane miles of Interstate 5 from Hammer Lane in the city of Stockton to the San Joaquin/ Sacramento County line, due to the additional gas tax funds. “This section of I-5 endures a lot of wear and tear because it is a key route for the
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In Case You Missed It: Modesto Bee endorses Prop 69

May 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Modesto Bee today announced its support of 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 to transportation improvement purposes only. The Modesto Bee
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In Case You Missed It: Southern California News Group and Marin Independent Journal endorse Prop 69

May 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – New editorials from the 11 newspapers in the Southern California News Group and Marin Independent Journal support 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
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Santa Monica Daily Press: Overnight PCH closures through Friday

May 22, 2018

By: Matthew Hall Lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway will be closed in the coming week as workers paint new lane markers between Santa Monica and Malibu. The California Department of Transportation announced the work Monday saying one lane in each direction will be closed through Friday, May 25. Closures will run along the 26-mile
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Inland Empire Press-Enterprise: Inland freeways, train and interchange projects win millions in state gas-tax cash

May 21, 2018

By: David Downey Proposed toll lanes on the 10 Freeway in San Bernardino County, long-desired upgrades to a Riverside County interchange and a Redlands passenger train are among Inland transportation projects getting a welcome infusion of state money. The funding is the result of California Transportation Commission allocations last week from a pot of money generated by the state’s controversial gas-tax
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SF Gate: Funding Approved To Upgrade Hwy 680/4 Interchange

May 21, 2018

By: Bay City News Service  Upgrades to the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange in Pacheco, considered a bottleneck for traffic in Contra Costa County, are closer to reality after the California Transportation Commission approved $34 million in funding for improvements. “I’ve literally been working on this project since day one” of becoming an assemblyman
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Ventura County Star: Funding approved for long-planned Oxnard bridge that would have prevented deadly crash

May 19, 2018

By: Mike Harris Last month, the California Transportation Commission’s staff recommended that the commission approve $68.6 million in funding for a long-planned bridge in Oxnard that officials say would have prevented a deadly train-vehicle crash there in 2015. On Wednesday, the commission authorized the funding at its meeting in San Diego. Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation
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Santa Cruz Sentinel: $351M approved for Highway 101 projects

May 18, 2018

By: Gary Richards Attention weary commuters on Highway 101: Help is on the way, from Gilroy to Sunnyvale to SFO and through Petaluma. The California Transportation Commission has approved $351 million to add express lanes on 101 from Highway 237 to Interstate 380, rebuild the 101-237 interchange at Mathilda Avenue, begin plans for new ramps
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Los Angeles Daily News: San Fernando Valley’s Orange Line, Corridor project to benefit from state money. LA leaders hope it stays that way

May 18, 2018

By: Olga Grigoryants Several San Fernando Valley transit projects are receiving a much-needed financial boost, and officials want it to stay that way. They will benefit from a slice of $1.2 billion in state funding as part of three grant programs designed to modernize transportation infrastructure, reduce congestion and increase transit ridership, officials from the
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In Case You Missed It: San Diego Union-Tribune says yes on Prop 69

May 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the San Diego Union-Tribune 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 to transportation improvement purposes only. The San Diego Union-Tribune joins
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Orange County Register: Vote yes, with some caveats, on California Prop. 69

May 18, 2018

Whatever one believes about the wisdom of recently enacted gas tax and vehicle-registration fee increases, most will likely agree that those revenues should be used to improve California’s transportation infrastructure. Proposition 69 offers Californians an opportunity to ensure that the additional taxes and fees from Senate Bill 1 actually go toward transportation. Currently, the state
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San Diego Union-Tribune: Vote yes on state Propositions 69, 71 and 72

May 18, 2018

In November 2016, the last time California voters had to review state ballot measures, they faced a whopping 17 proposals of varying complexity. This June 5, thankfully, there are only five measures, and three are no-brainers deserving of voters’ support. Proposition 69 would write into the California Constitution a ban on using the new vehicle fee and
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RT&S: LACMTA awarded $703.6M in grants for county transportation projects

May 17, 2018

By: Kyra Senese The CTC’s announcement was part of its transportation funding allocations for agencies statewide. The California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) also recently announced its SB-1 award for funding Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Improvements, with more than $1 billion designated for LACMTA. The $703.6 million award from the CTC and the award of $1.088
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California Transportation Commission: California Transportation Commission Commits $2.7 Billion To Safety, Congestion, and Freight Improvements

May 16, 2018

San Diego – The California Transportation Commission (Commission) today approved $2.7 billion in funding for 61 transportation projects that will increase safety, decrease congestion, and move goods more efficiently throughout the state. At its meeting today, the Commission approved funding for three competitive programs created by the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1): the Local
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CBS Los Angeles: LA Metro Awarded $703.6M For Transportation Projects

May 16, 2018

The California Transportation Commission today approved $703.6 million in SB-1 funding for LA Metro transportation projects in LA County. Today’s funding announcement is in addition to a recent SB-1 award of $1.088 billion to LA Metro from the California Transportation Agency. “Metro is now leading a transportation revolution in Los Angeles County thanks to our locally funded Measure
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My News LA: Metro Receives Over $700 Million in SB 1 Funding

May 16, 2018

The California Transportation Commission Wednesday approved $703.6 million in funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority from last year’s gas tax and vehicle registration fee increases as part of its funding allocations for agencies statewide. Metro highway, transit and goods movement projects that will use funds from SB 1, the increase in the
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Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Bay Area Projects Prove Big Winners In Competition for New State Gas Tax Funds

May 16, 2018

A baker’s dozen of Bay Area highway, transit and goods-movement projects today earned more than $660 million in new funding as the California Transportation Commission (CTC) finalized its first awards through a trio of competitive statewide programs established by the Senate Bill 1 transportation investment package signed into law by Gov. Brown last year. Projects in the
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League of California Cities: Press Conference in Rancho Cordova Puts Spotlight on SB 1 Funded Projects in Sacramento Region

May 14, 2018

Adjacent to where work is beginning this week to repave 59 miles of U.S. Highway 50, Rancho Cordova Council Member David Sander and Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra joined representatives from the Fix Our Roads Coalition, including Sacramento County, Caltrans, the Sacramento Department of Transportation and labor, to talk with reporters about critical transportation investments
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Manteca Bulletin: Lathrop may obtain $383K for road work

May 12, 2018

By Jason Campbell The City of Lathrop could soon get some much-needed help for road repairs once the Lathrop City Council adopts a resolution that would itemize the priority for transportation infrastructure projects in the city. With the approval of Senate Bill 1 in the California legislature last year – a bill designed to address
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: FRESNO BEE ENDORSES PROP 69 IN JUNE

May 9, 2018

For Immediate Release SACRAMENTO – Today the Fresno Bee endorsed Prop 69 on the 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 improvement purposes only. The Fresno Bee joins the Los Angeles
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Fresno Bee Editorial: Propositions 68, 69 deserve your vote

May 8, 2018

California’s June ballot will have only five propositions, and count your blessings. All were put there by legislation; initiatives from the public now are consigned to the statewide November ballot, which will be loaded this fall. Today, we’ll focus on our recommendations for the first two: Proposition 68: Yes. It has been more than a decade
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Tracy Press: Rail link to Sacramento airport in planning stage

May 7, 2018

A number of wide-ranging passenger rail projects between Fresno and Sacramento have been allocated $500.5 million in state funding. Whether any of the projects will reach Tracy is as yet unknown. The Altamont Corridor Express system that passes through Tracy, however, is identified as being among the rail agencies that are possible recipients of the
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How the gas tax will save lives

May 5, 2018

If the hypocrisy and cynicism behind Republican efforts to repeal California’s gas tax increase aren’t enough to sway your opinion, then Ventura County next week will likely get yet another reason to oppose the GOP on this important issue: Long-awaited funding for an Oxnard bridge that will save lives is set to be approved by
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Santa Barbara Independent: State Transit Monies Pour Into Santa Barbara

May 3, 2018

By: Jean Yamamura California’s State Transportation Agency just poured $170.5 million into area transit needs. The bounty comes from Senate Bill 1 gas-tax funds and also cap-and-trade money that had not included inter-city rail until State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson insisted on it during budget hearings. “It’s really true that the squeaky wheel gets the rail,”
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Coast News: $34M Poinsettia Station project breaks ground

May 3, 2018

By: Steve Puterski A critical mass transportation project is underway. Officials from the San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans and North County Transit District held a groundbreaking ceremony last week on the $33.7 million improvement project to the Poinsettia Train Station as part of the North Coast Corridor Program. “Improvements to this station are critical
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Santa Monica Daily Press: BBB gets grant to go green

May 2, 2018

By: Kate Cagle The Big Blue Bus will move forward with an electric bus pilot program with a $3 million grant from the California State Transportation Agency. The funds will go toward the purchase of 10 zero-emissions battery electric buses, according to a press release from the BBB Tuesday. The $10 million pilot program will
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Times of San Diego: San Diego to Get $311 Million from Gas Tax Threatened by Repeal Effort

May 1, 2018

By: Chris Jennewein The staff of the California Transportation Commission has recommended that the San Diego region get an initial $311 million in funds from Senate Bill 1, which recently increased the gas tax to fund road and bridge repairs. The announcement by SANDAG comes a day after former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio and other California Republicans submitted signatures for
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KPBS San Diego: Mayor Faulconer Pushes $633M Infrastructure Investment

May 1, 2018

By: Matt Hoffman & City News Service Mayor Kevin Faulconer Tuesday touted his proposed budget’s infrastructure investment of $633 million, which would be the largest in city history. Joined by Councilmen Mark Kersey and Chris Ward, Faulconer discussed the budget while standing in front of Balboa Park’s Mingei International Museum, which would receive a new roof
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CBS Los Angeles: LADOT Gets $36 Million Grant For Electric Buses

April 30, 2018

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced today a $36.1 million grant will be used to purchase 112 zero-emission electric buses. The grant from the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) will help the city reach its goal of 100 percent zero-emission buses by 2030, LADOT officials said. The department plans to use the money to replace
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Long Beach Post: Long Beach Transit Receives State Funding for More Zero-Emission Battery Electric Buses, Expanded Service

April 30, 2018

By: Medina Kabir Long Beach Transit was among 28 recipients of $2.6 billion in state grants meant to expand transit and rail projects working to become faster, frequent, and more reliable. The money was granted by California State Transportation Agency under its Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, with funding through Senate Bill 1 and
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Ventura County Star: $70 million materializing for Rice Avenue bridge in Oxnard to prevent train vs. car crashes

April 30, 2018

By: Mike Harris More than three years after a deadly train vs. vehicle crash in Oxnard, nearly $70 million in funding for a long-planned bridge that officials say would have prevented the collision looks like it’s finally materializing. The California Transportation Commission’s staff is recommending the commission’s board approve the funds from a new source: state Senate
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KSBY 6 Santa Barbara: Traffic Alert: Hwy 101 to be re-striped in Santa Barbara County this week

April 29, 2018

By: Kayla Cash  Caltrans will begin re-striping Highway 101 lanes in Santa Barbara County Sunday night. Crews will be re-striping lanes between the Ventura-Santa Barbara County line and the Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo County line in an effort to improve safety and visibility. Caltrans says the highly reflective 6-inch striping is replacing the longtime standard 4-inch wide
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Manteca Bulletin: Here Come the Trains

April 27, 2018

By: Dennis Wyatt The day is coming down the tracks when you can catch a train in Manteca, Ripon, and Lathrop and travel to jobs not just in the heart of the Silicon Valley but the Sacramento region as well. The California State Transportation Agency Thursday awarded a $500.5 million grant to fund what ultimately
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San Mateo Daily Journal: Grants to aid traffic problems

April 27, 2018

By: Zachary Clark San Mateo County officials are celebrating the announcement of three huge state grants courtesy of the recently passed Senate Bill 1 that will fund a variety of projects they say will help relieve congestion throughout the region. A $253.2 million grant has been awarded by the California Transportation Commission to the Managed
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Santa Barbara Noozhawk: North County Road Resurfacing Gets Green Light

April 27, 2018

By: Lael Wageneck Santa Barbara County will begin two road rehabilitation projects at various locations in north Santa Barbara County beginning this month and ending in June. The 2017-18 North County Pavement Rehabilitation project will resurface about 12 lane miles in Vandenberg Village, Mission Hills, Orcutt, Santa Ynez and Sisquoc. The estimated construction cost of
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Streetsblog Cal: Which Southern California Projects Will Get CA Transpo Funding Announced Yesterday

April 27, 2018

By: Joe Linton Yesterday there was a flurry of state announcements regarding transportation project funding, primarily from the S.B. 1 gas tax revenue. There are funds for numerous Southern California projects, including bus, rail, BRT, streets, highways, goods movement, and more. See below for a full listing of all funded projects in the Southern California region.
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Sacramento Business Journal: Valley Rail project gets $500.5 million to connect Sacramento, San Jose

April 27, 2018

By: Ben van der Meer Regular passenger rail service connecting Sacramento to Stockton and San Jose could be a reality soon, after more than a half-billion dollars in state funding was announced Thursday. The California State Transportation Agency announced the Valley Rail project would receive $500.5 million for new stations and track improvements. Those stations
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Vacaville Reporter: STA receives $10.7M for Solano Express

April 27, 2018

The Solano Transportation Authority received a financial boost to its regional transit improvements. STA announced Friday that the California State Transportation Agency awarded $10.788 million of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds to the STA for Solano regional transit improvements. TIRCP funding is provided through Senate Bill 1 and from the proceeds of
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Edhat Santa Barbara: SBCAG Receives $22 Million in Rail & Transit Funding

April 27, 2018

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments received state rail & transit grant funds from the Transit & Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) [Thursday]. The California State Transportation Agency announced the awards as part of $2.4 billion in state grant funds awarded to transit and rail projects throughout California. In partnership with the City of
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NBC Los Angeles: $78-Million Recommended for Rail and Roadway Separation

April 26, 2018

California Transportation Commission (CTC) staff announced Thursday that $78 million in grant funding has been recommended for two projects to separate the roadway from hazardous rail crossings along the Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) freight tracks in eastern Los Angeles County. The proposed grants are among a statewide list of projects recommended for funding from the state’s
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Streetsblog Cal: Gas Tax Funding Announced for Transit Highway, and Local Priority Projects

April 26, 2018

By: Melanie Curry The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) today announced the recipients of grants from its Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), which is funded by S.B.1—the gas tax—as well as California’s cap-and-trade system. Meanwhile, staff at the California Transportation Commission (CTC) released their recommendations for funding projects under three programs created by
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Mercury News: San Jose BART extension wins $730 million grant

April 26, 2018

By: Kathy Murphy Champions of a project to bring BART to San Jose, connecting major East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula transit systems, celebrated a major announcement on Thursday: The extension has won a $730 million grant from the state to build it. The final phase of the $4.8 billion extension, a 6.1-mile stretch slated
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California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Press Release: Transportation Agency Awards $2.6 Billion in Funding to Support Transit and Intercity Rail

April 26, 2018

For Immediate Release SACRAMENTO – The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) today announced 28 recipients for more than $2.6 billion dollars in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants for transformative transit and rail projects.  CalSTA is also providing additional funding for seven critical projects through multi-year funding agreements, bringing the total awarded to
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Los Angeles Times: Billions from gas tax and vehicle feeds will go to transit projects, California officials announce

April 26, 2018

By: Patrick McGreevy and Laura J. Nelson State officials announced Thursday that $2.4 billion from increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees will be spent on dozens of transit projects, including work to prepare Southern California for the 2028 Summer Olympics. The announcement came just before Republican activists plan to file signatures for a
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Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Press Release: Foothill Gold Line Receives $300 Million From State

April 26, 2018

MONROVIA, Calif. — Today, the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair was awarded nearly $300 million from the California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA) Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) for transformative transit and rail projects. The project was one of several major rail investment projects that Los Angeles County Metro submitted for TIRCP grants, with a combined county
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Press Release: Broad Coalition of Public Safety, Local Government, Business, Labor, Environmental and Transportation Advocates Vows to Defeat Transportation Funding Repeal Ballot Measure

April 26, 2018

For Immediate Release  Sacramento – Leaders of the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements announced it would mount a vigorous and well-funded campaign to defeat the ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act – should it qualify for the ballot. Partisan politicians today announced they have submitted signatures
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California Asphalt Pavement Association Press Release: Billions in SB 1 Road Repairs Will Take Center Stage as Asphalt Industry & Agency Reps Gather For CalAPA Pavement Conference April 25-26 in Ontario

April 24, 2018

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA — With billions of dollars worth of overdue road repairs in the pipeline thanks to the passage of SB1, asphalt industry and agency personnel will gather April 25-26 in Ontario for an annual pavement conference suddenly focused on getting all the work done quickly, efficiently and safely. Road-building industry and agency personnel
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Press Release: In Case You Missed It: Bakersfield Californian says “Proposition 69-Vote yes”

April 23, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – The Bakersfield Californian urged a YES vote on Prop 69 on the 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 improvement purposes only.
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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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Press Release: In Case You Missed It: San Francisco Chronicle recommends Yes on Prop 69

April 20, 2018

For Immediate Release  SACRAMENTO – The San Francisco Chronicle recommended a YES vote on Proposition 69 on the 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 improvement purposes
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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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