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Article Date August 28, 2016 from Daily Breeze
As the current legislative session winds down, a long-term fix for California’s inability to fully pay for road repairs and other transportation needs remains elusive despite an ongoing special session that first convened on the matter last summer.
Article Date August 27, 2016 from The Reporter
Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano and Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, introduced companion bills — Assembly Bill X1 26 and Senate Bill X1 1 — in the 1st Extraordinary Session to address California’s transportation funding crisis.
Article Date August 25, 2016 from EGPNEWS.com
Located along the state’s worst traffic bottleneck, the city of Commerce has for decades had to deal with more than its fair share of traffic, yet it’s unlikely that a proposed half-cent sales tax hike going before voters in November will help alleviate the area’s transportation woes anytime soon.
Article Date August 25, 2016 from American Journal of Transportation
California’s recently announced Sustainable Freight Action Plan calls for truck, rail and waterborne transportation to dramatically reduce carbon emissions by 2030, and will require California to “accelerate public investments” in the maritime, trucking and rail sectors, according to the Pacific Merchants Shipping Association (PMSA).
Article Date August 19, 2016 from Railway Age
Evolving from an Executive Order issued last year by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and a draft version issued in May 2016, California has now released its Sustainable Freight Action Plan, a blueprint for moving the state’s multi-billion-dollar freight transport system into a more environmentally cleaner direction.
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