For Press Inquiries Contact

Thousand Oaks Acorn: Massive roadwork effort set in motion

March 22, 2018

BY: Becca Whitnall The largest road-improvement undertaking in the history of Thousand Oaks is about to get underway. Construction crews will hit the streets next month to begin overlaying and sealing 51 miles of public roadway— almost 14 percent of the city’s entire inventory. Ahead of the work, the city has posted flashing signs on
Read More

Petaluma Argus Courier Editorial: Highway funding on horizon

March 22, 2018

There is good news and bad news for anyone who has ever been stuck in traffic in the four lane stretch of Highway 101 through Petaluma. Regional transportation officials said at a town hall event in Petaluma recently that they have a funding plan to widen the freeway to six lanes in this section known
Read More

Oakdale Leader: Paving projects impacts highway traffic

March 21, 2018

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway improvement project that will repave 34 miles of State Route 108 and State Route120 in Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties. The project will begin at Lancaster Road in eastern Stanislaus County and continue to the SR-49/SR-108 junction in Tuolumne County, as well as to
Read More

San Luis Obispo Tribune: Fix coming to deadly Cholame “Y” as SLO County gets $261 million for road projects

March 21, 2018

By: Lindsey Holden and Nick Wilson A fix is on the way for the deadly Cholame “Y” intersection on Highway 46 thanks to $261 million in state transportation money that was approved Wednesday to repair roads and improve infrastructure in San Luis Obispo County. The California Transportation Commission approved the allocation — which includes $197
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

Transport Topics: Caltrans Announces $173 Million for Local Transportation Projects

February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018  By: Eleanor Lamb  The California Department of Transportation recently awarded a series of grants to local and regional agencies through the Road Repair Accountability Act of 2017. The legislation — Senate Bill 1 — devotes millions for infrastructure improvements throughout the state. Caltrans announced that it will distribute $173.4 million across 57
Read More

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
Read More

Los Angeles Times Column: If Republicans have their way, California highways stand to lose big under Trump’s infrastructure plan

February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018  By: George Skelton  President Trump’s infrastructure proposal isn’t worth much. And what it is worth for California, the state’s Republican delegation in Congress is trying to destroy. That’s the irony. More precisely, it’s cynical politics outweighing needed public works. This is what I mean: Under Trump’s plan, the federal government would pay
Read More

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
Read More

Marin Independent Journal: Marin road projects listed for gas tax funds

February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018 By: Mark Prado Money generated by a new state gas tax is becoming available to Marin municipalities to fund road improvement projects throughout the county. The California Transportation Commission has adopted the final list of cities eligible to receive Local Streets and Roads Program funding for this fiscal year, bringing eligible municipalities
Read More

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
Read More

Eureka Times-Standard: Measure Z funded $1.7M in roadwork in 2017

December 29, 2017

December 29, 2017  By: Hunter Cresswell  Measure Z funding paid for repairs, upgrades and maintenance of roads throughout Humboldt County this year and that work is expected to continue through the New Year. Measure Z funding for county roads will continue and state funding for Senate Bill 1 for streets and highways is expected to
Read More

Fort Bragg Advocate-News: $1.5M approved for Main Street

December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017  By: Kelci Parks  The Mendocino Council of Governments recently approved its five-year plan for the county’s regional transportation improvements, with an estimated $1,485,000 expected to be spent on Fort Bragg’s Main Street. The funds are being generated by the recent enactment of Senate Bill 1, which increases transportation taxes to fund a
Read More

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
Read More

Fontana Herald News: Grants are awarded to local agencies thanks to SB1 funding

December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017  Caltrans has announced that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2014 (SB 1) have been awarded to local agencies to support their efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases and adapt for the effects of climate change. During this week’s California Transportation
Read More

Ceres Courier: Caltrans seeks comments on service road interchange

December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017  By: Jeff Benziger  Caltrans is has opened its public comment period to accept opinions regarding plans to add a new interchange at Service Road and modify the Mitchell interchange. City officials are hopeful that the new Service/Mitchell/Highway 99 interchange is started at the end of 2020 and completed by 2023. It’s believed
Read More

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
Read More

Palo Alto Online: Palo Alto to reap revenues from new state bills

November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017  By: Gennady Sheyner  As Palo Alto’s elected leaders survey all the new laws coming out of Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, two strikingly different pictures emerge. When it comes to the national level, the city is nervously awaiting the impacts of the Republican tax-reform plan, which may eliminate of tax-deductible status for private-activity
Read More

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
Read More

Record Bee: Lakeport to resurrect, finish road projects

November 17, 2017

November 16, 2017 By: Tammy Murga With the implementation of the California gas tax, the City of Lakeport is trying to quickly seize the opportunity to finish and resurrect several road projects, according to a report during the City’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) on Monday. A large sum of the revenue raised will go
Read More

Porterville Reporter: Council looking at six projects funded by SB 1

November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017  The Lindsay City Council will consider today approving a resolution that would give the city an estimated $73,000 to fund six high-priority and cost-effective projects. Michael Camarena, the director of city services, said the list of projects would be funded by Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. Camarena
Read More

KKFX 11 Santa Maria: Tracking SB 1 gas tax increase funding

November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017  By: Keith Carls  Now that Californians are paying more for gas and diesel due to the controversial new gas tax imposed on November 1, where is all that new taxpayer money going on the Central Coast? The SB 1 funds are earmarked exclusively for transportation repair and improvement across the state. The
Read More

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Why support for California gas tax repeal may not be what it’s cracked up to be

November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017  By: Jody Meacham The prospect of a Republican-supported 2018 ballot measure repealing the gasoline tax increase that California enacted last summer would seem to be a serious concern for Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, which collectively stand to get $7.7 billion from the tax for road repair and transportation improvement projects
Read More

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
Read More

PolitiFact California: Does California spend ‘nearly 5 times as much’ to build a mile of road as the rest of nation?

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017  By: Chris Nichols  It’s not cheap to build anything in California. Land and labor is expensive and the state has some of the strictest environmental permitting rules anywhere. Those factors all drive up the cost of building homes, stores and even roads. Republican candidate for governor John Cox has pledged that, if
Read More

Lake County News: Lake County highway projects get go-ahead from state commission

October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 By: Elizabeth Larson The California Transportation Commission has approved nearly $15 million in highway projects for Lake County. At its meeting earlier this month, the commission approved 90 major “fix-it-first” transportation projects across California, worth nearly $3.4 billion, submitted by Caltrans. Caltrans said it added nearly 1,200 lane miles of pavement repair
Read More

Bakersfield Californian: It’s a ‘miracle’: Caltrans to launch $270 million in local road projects with new state funding

October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 By: Joseph Luiz Local drivers may soon start noticing smoother rides on Kern County roads. Gov. Jerry’s Brown’s controversial road tax, SB 1, is about to provide transportation funding that some might regard as nothing less than miraculous. Caltrans will be accelerating work on dozens of projects locally and statewide after funding from
Read More

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: California Republicans’ wrong turn

October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017 By: The Editorial Board Seven Republicans in California’s congressional delegation, representing districts Hillary Clinton carried last fall, will enter next year’s midterm elections with political targets on their backs. Whether Republicans will even compete in the general election for governor and U.S. Senate — forget about being competitive in those races —
Read More

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
Read More

Madera Tribune: Madera County Oks list of road projects

October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017 By: John Rieping The Madera County Board of Supervisors amended a 2017-2018 road fund budget during its regular meeting this week to add a list of proposed upgrade projects, including grader caps and micro seals, for local roadways. To qualify for state funding, this fiscal year’s project list must be submitted to
Read More

Riverside Press Enterprise: Riverside County road improvements coming soon, state transportation chief promises

October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017 By: Imran Ghori Riverside County and the rest of California will start seeing new transportation projects funded by the gas tax increase moving forward quickly in the coming months, California Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly said Friday, Oct. 13. Speaking before the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, Kelly said the area benefited in
Read More

American Journal of Transportation: More than $40 million in funding approved for active transportation projects in Southern California

October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017 The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Thursday approved more than $40 million in funding for active transportation projects in the six-county region. The funding, part of the $100 million a year being directed specifically to active transportation across California as part of Senate Bill 1, provides another major boost to local
Read More

Elk Grove Citizen: City to receive state funds for road resurfacing

September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 By: Lance Armstrong The Elk Grove City Council on Sept. 13 received a report on the availability of funding through Senate Bill 1 or the Road Repair and Accountability Act. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1 last April for the purpose of maintaining and rehabilitating roads; addressing critical safety needs on highways,
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

Fresno Bee Editorial: It’s Not a Tax, It’s Opportunity

April 24, 2017

April 7, 2017 By The Editorial Board Many people won’t see the votes cast by Republican Senator Anthony Cannella and Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray to raise the state tax gas 12 cents as visionary. Those people suffer from one of two misfortunes: they don’t live around here, or they’re shortsighted. Gray and Cannella grasped an
Read More

Join the Coalition:

Join as an Individual
Join as an Organization / Company
Join as an Elected Official

Paid for by the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, Yes on Prop. 69, sponsored by business, labor, local governments, transportation advocates and taxpayers
Committee Major Funding from
California Alliance for Jobs
League of California Cities
Funding details at