Jeopardize public safety. This measure would halt roadway improvements at the state and local level that will save lives and increase safety for the traveling public. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, poor roadways were a contributing factor in more than half of the 3,623 roadway fatalities on California roads in 2016.
Stop transportation improvement projects already underway in every community. This measure would eliminate funds already flowing to every city and county to fix potholes, make safety improvements, ease traffic congestion, upgrade bridges, and improve public transportation. 4,000 local transportation improvement projects are already underway across the state thanks to SB 1.
Make traffic congestion worse. Our freeways and major thoroughfares are among the most congested in the nation, and Californians spend too much time stuck in traffic away from family and work. This measure would stop projects that will reduce traffic congestion.
Cost drivers and taxpayers more money in the long-run. The average driver spends $739 per year on front end alignments, body damage, shocks, tires and other repairs because of bad roads and bridges. Additionally, it costs eight times more to fix a road than to maintain it. By delaying or stopping projects, this measure will cost motorists more money in the long run.
Hurt job creation and our economy. Reliable transportation infrastructure is critical to get Californians to work, move goods and services to the market, and support our economy. This measure would eliminate more than 680,000 good-paying jobs and nearly $183 billion in economic growth that will be created fixing our roads over the next decade.
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 www.fppc.ca.gov