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Don’t halt road repair progress

July 12, 2018

Read article here. There is good news for Petaluma drivers. The street repair crews you will be seeing around Petaluma this summer are beginning to chip away at the multi-million dollar backlog in repairs to the city’s street network that is among the worst in the Bay Area. Petaluma recently launched a project to pave
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Crews to Resurface Santa Barbara County Roads Starting Tuesday

July 12, 2018

By: Eric Pearson Read article here. Preventive maintenance work will begin next week, on July 17, and will continue through Aug. 2. This project will resurface about 26 lane miles of roads in the First, Second and Third Districts of Santa Barbara County. The Board of Supervisors awarded the contract for the project to California
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No on Prop 6: California Chamber of Commerce and dozens of business organizations and local chambers of commerce OPPOSE Proposition 6 – the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety

July 11, 2018

Today, the No on Proposition 6 campaign announced that the California Chamber of Commerce is joined by nearly 50 state and local business organizations and chambers of commerce opposing the measure that would eliminate more than $5 billion annually in existing transportation funding. Business leaders from throughout California are opposed to this measure because it
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Dozens of road projects in Riverside County to receive state funds

July 11, 2018

Read article here. A total of 93 road improvement and related infrastructure projects in Riverside County are slated to receive millions of dollars in state funds, the California Transportation Commission announced. All 28 incorporated cities within the county are on the commission’s list of eligible recipients for some portion of the Senate Bill 1, the
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What happens to California road repairs if voter repeal the gas tax increase?

July 11, 2018

By: Caitlin Chen Read article here. A November ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase threatens road improvement and maintenance projects that receive funding through the tax. The initiative, which requires voter approval for any new gas tax increase, is retroactive to the beginning of 2017, effectively stopping the new fees created when lawmakers passed
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Carmel Valley board hears how gas tax repeal could impact local roads

July 10, 2018

By: Karen Billing Read article here. As Californians gear up to cast a vote in November whether or not to repeal the state’s gas tax, local representatives said that the vote could impact local infrastructure projects such as the widening of the SR-56. At the May and June Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meetings, a representative for
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Sierra Club Opposes November Ballot Measure to Roll Back Transportation and Transit Funding

July 9, 2018

Read press release here. Sierra Club, the oldest, largest volunteer-led grassroots environmental organization in California, has formally taken an oppose position on Proposition 6, the measure on the November ballot that would roll back transportation and transit funding. The measure is an attempt to repeal Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, passed
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North County Transit District Purchases Five New Locomotives

July 9, 2018

By: California News Wire Services Read article here. The North County Transit District announced Monday that it will purchase five new locomotives at a cost of more than $37 million to replace aging trains “at the end of their useful life.” Funding will come from Senate Bill 1, commonly known as the gas tax, as
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Caltrans to begin Route 78 repairs Monday

July 8, 2018

Read article here. Caltrans will begin repairs on 71 lane miles — approximately 40 travel miles — of state Route 78 on Monday. The $11 million project will be in two segments: westbound SR-78 from West Haverford Road in Ramona to Flora Vista Street in Escondido and eastbound from just east of Magnolia Avenue in Ramona to Wynola Road in Julian.
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Revival of long delayed downtown Sonora bypass could on the horizon

July 6, 2018

By: Alex MacLean Read article here. Work is set to begin over the next year on a $250,000 attempt to resuscitate the Greenley Road Extension, a 1.2-mile bypass of downtown Sonora that’s been considered one of the most needed transportation projects in Tuolumne County since the 1970s. The Sonora City Council and Tuolumne County Transportation
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Marin road projects jeopardized by gas tax repeal bid

July 2, 2018

By: Mark Prado Read article here. Dozens of Marin road projects are in line to get funding in part by a recent gas tax increase, but an effort to repeal that hike in November would put the work in peril. The California Transportation Commission last week approved an initial list of city and county projects
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Broad coalition vows to defeat ballot measure that would jeopardize public safety and further deteriorate California’s unsafe crumbling roads and bridges

June 25, 2018

Partisan ballot measure would wipe out thousands of road and bridge safety, congestion relief, pothole repair and public transportation projects currently underway throughout the state. SACRAMENTO – Opponents of the ballot measure to eliminate more than $5 billion annually in existing transportation funding vowed to run a comprehensive campaign to defeat the measure should the
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Progressive Railroading: Caltrain begins $3.5 million grade-crossing project

June 18, 2018

Read article here. Caltrain today will start a one-year project to improve safety at 15 grade crossings between San Francisco and San Jose, California. The $3.5 million project calls for more clearly marked pedestrian crossings, tactile pavement markers and guardrails. Crews also will install or update medians at eight locations to deter motorists from driving around gates,
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Ridgecrest Daily Independent: Highway 14 segment opens on a high note

June 13, 2018

By: Jack Barnwell Read article here. A year of construction, four miles of moving dirt and asphalt, and decades of planning came to fruition Tuesday morning when transportation officials cut the ribbon on the new four-lane expressway on Highway 14. The literal ribbon-cutting event brought together a small crowd on the northbound portion of Highway
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Fontana Herald News: San Bernardino County secures $287 million for newly funded transportation projects

June 9, 2018

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) recently briefed public policy leaders on $287 million in newly funded transportation projects that will help shape the future of one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. “We were very successful in securing funding for projects that will increase mobility and improve the quality of
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Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements: In Case You Missed It: LA Times calls ballot measure to repeal transportation funding “political opportunism”

June 7, 2018

The Los Angeles Times today slammed the misguided campaign to repeal more than $5 billion per year in existing transportation funding as a “particularly craven” effort to drive Republican turn out in November The Times criticized the repeal effort, which would jeopardize more than 5,000 transportation projects currently underway, noting that GOP leaders are abandoning
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Los Angeles Times: The gas tax was once a smart Republican idea. Now the GOP cynically uses it to bludgeon Democrats

June 7, 2018

After less than two years in office, state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) was ousted in a recall election Tuesday for his vote to increase the gas tax to repair the state’s woefully maintained roads and expand its inadequate transit systems. Political opportunism won over responsible governance. Republicans launched the recall campaign after Newman supported the gas tax
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Voters overwhemingly approve Proposition 69 to dedicate transportation revenues for transportation purposes only

June 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Supporters of Proposition 69 applauded voters for overwhelmingly passing Prop 69 which establishes strong constitutional protections to prohibit transportation funding from being used for non-transportation purposes. With only 16 percent of precincts reporting, Prop. 69 was leading 82 percent to 18 percent. “Now that we’ve passed Prop 69 to impose even stronger accountability protections
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Victorville Daily Press: Road work revs up

June 2, 2018

By: Paola Baker The Ranchero Road Corridor project and other Victor Valley road work may be coming to fruition sooner than expected thanks to a much-needed infusion of funds from the state. Caltrans officials announced May 16 that $2.7 billion in competitive grants, funded through the controversial Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), were awarded to
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KCRA Sacramento: Upgrades coming to I-5 bridge in Stockton

June 1, 2018

By: Melanie Hunter A KCRA viewer reached out to us, concerned about the bridge over the Port of Stockton. “It has patches, holes and (it’s just) dangerous. I have debris hit my windshield often,” he said. KCRA talked to officials with Caltrans District 10, who said there are two projects planned on Interstate 5 in
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Lake Elsinore Patch: Funding Secured For I-15 Railroad Canyon Road Interchange Project

May 30, 2018

After regional planners conceived of the project 18 years ago, the overhaul of the Interstate 15 and Railroad Canyon Road interchange Project is now fully funded and moving toward construction. The Railroad Canyon Road and I-15 Interchange is a significant regional transportation corridor, serving the cities of Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake and the County of Riverside.
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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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