SB 1 NEWS

States are faced with an aging infrastructure and an aging workforce. And just when the country is considering mammoth investments to repair roads, bridges and highways, there’s a shortage of skilled trades workers. California’s new Road Repair and Accountability Act aims to tackle both problems.

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The price of unleaded may have gone up statewide, but that money is now coming back to Tulare County for road repairs and improvement projects.

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State and local elected officials and regional transportation leaders attending a Petaluma forum last week voiced strong support for the recently enacted increase in the state gas tax, which they say is necessary to complete the Highway 101 widening project between Petaluma and Novato.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) named on Feb. 23 Laurie Berman, a veteran California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) official, as agency director, effective March 3. She was acting chief deputy director since October and a former San Diego district director.

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The California gas tax that took effect on November 1 is raising money for transportation projects across the state. Cities, towns and counties are applying for grants under SB1, the law that established the tax increase.

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Re: Rod Baker's letter Jan. 2, "Where has gas tax gone?"

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Eraina Ortega, Inspector General at Caltrans answers questions about her job and the role she'll play to make sure the revenue from SB 1 is spent appropriately.

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Caltrans has awarded more than $1 million in planning grants to improve bicycling and walking for children in schools in Watsonville, Marina and Seaside and unincorporated Santa Cruz County.

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The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency will receive $10.5 million in new gas tax money to allow it to provide more rides to passengers.

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The California State Transportation Agency has granted Metrolink $10.5 million to improve signals and track modernization for trains traveling to and from Los Angeles Union Station.

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The Feb. 4 Herald editorial derides the gas tax enacted last year because it will "increase the cost of living," but it fails to acknowledge the need for our roads to be repaired or offer any alternatives.

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An Interstate 5 freeway project in Orange County and preliminary work on a light rail transit line in southeast Los Angeles County are among the recipients of the first round of grants given out Monday from Gov. Jerry Brown's massive gas tax transportation bill.

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The Interstate 5 freeway project in Orange County and preliminary work on a light rail transit line in southeast Los Angeles County are among the recipients of the first round of grants given out Monday from Gov. Jerry Brown's massive gas tax transportation bill.

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The North County Transit District is getting $10.5 million to purchase seven new, low-emission trains for its COASTER rail system with money from the recent gas tax and vehicle fee increase, state transportation officials announced Tuesday.

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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.

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People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown's so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading "Stop the Gas Tax" harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.

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This year could be a monumental one for local transportation projects, with potential funding sources at all levels of government for highway widening and local street repair. Transportation officials are optimistic after years of stagnant funding, but caution that much of the money will need to be approved by voters.

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The city of Needles will take advantage of recently signed Senate Bill 1, the Road and Repair Accountability Act of 2017, and has assessed current needs in order to develop an SB 1 project list.

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This year, the Gold Coast Transit District celebrates its 45th year of service in Ventura County. As the largest provider of fixed-route and paratransit (dial-a-ride) services in the region, Gold Coast provides nearly 4 million trips annually for residents of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

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Re "Exactly where is gas tax going?" (Letters, Dec. 14): Where does the gas tax go? Senate Bill 1 – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – raised our gas tax to fix roads and increase public transit. An editor's note broke down SB 1 planned expenditures over the next 10 years, including road maintenance, bridge rehabilitation and transportation research.

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Caltrans announced last Thursday 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.

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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.

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With Marin drivers paying another 12 cents per gallon as part of a gas tax increase, local transportation officials are hoping to cash in on millions of dollars in new funding for local projects, including improvements to the busy Bellam Boulevard offramp in San Rafael.

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For the first time in the history of the program, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) expands its Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Program to include weekends as part of a five-year pilot program. The extended service was made possible by the passing of Senate Bill 1, which contains a $25 million dollar statewide increase for the program.

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This year appears headed toward a record number of driving trips for the holidays — 51 million people in the United States will be driving this season, the highest figure since 2005.

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They usually test construction materials. But this week, two dozen Caltrans and industry technicians from throughout the state were at Cal State Long Beach to test out a new program to increase quality and reduce delays on construction projects.

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The new fuel taxes and auto fees will raise roughly $5.4 billion a year, with $3.7 billion going for maintenance repairs, building roads, and repaying transportation debts. The rest will go to transit, safety issues and things like bike lanes.

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Californians are on the cusp of relief from potholed and congested roads thanks to Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. Under SB 1, signed by Gov. Brown earlier this year, the state will invest $54 billion over the next decade to fix freeways, roads and bridges across California.

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There's going to be a bump at the pump starting Wednesday. The tax hike, part of a bill signed into law by Governor Brown in April, will raise billions to fix California's crumbling highways and roads and put thousands of people to work.

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When motorists have to spend an extra 12 cents a gallon (or 20 cents a gallon for diesel) starting Nov. 1, Huron Mayor Rey León will be among those who will happily dig into their pockets to help the state come up with an estimated $52 billion to help cover California's transportation needs for the next decade.

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Gas taxes are going up Wednesday in California, and you can expect to pay an extra 12 cents per gallon for gasoline, and an extra 20 cents per gallon for diesel.

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Southern California drivers struggle through the worst commute in the entire United States and drive on some of the country's most crumbled, bumpy roads. Thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1 this past year, road repairs for Southern California are soon on the way.

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The day after Halloween, California gas prices will go up by 12 cents a gallon. That's to help pay for tens of billions of dollars worth of pavement and bridge maintenance the state had put off for years.

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There is no tomorrow when it comes to fixing our roads, highways and bridges, which is why a misguided effort to repeal Senate Bill 1 — a historic measure to invest more than $5 billion a year in transportation improvements across the state — must itself be put to rest.

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Newport Beach City Council members thought that they were taking a principled stand when they decided last month not to apply for their share of the estimated $5.2 billion in new annual gas tax revenue...

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California gas-tax increases set to start in November will raise an estimated $5.4 billion a year statewide for 10 years, a robust increase in spending coming at a time when work to finish the expansion of Highway 101 in Marin and Sonoma counties and repairing neighborhood streets and bridges is critically needed, Sonoma County Transportation Authority Executive Director Suzanne Smith said Wednesday.

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California's fuel taxes won't go up until November, and that could be delayed if a referendum sponsored by legislative Republicans qualifies for the ballot

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The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced the fast tracking of "fix it first" construction work and increased road repairs across the state.

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Los Angeles County will benefit from $23.7 million in fast-tracked road repairs beginning this summer made possible by the recent passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1), a California gas tax increase expected to raise $54 billion over the next decade to fix transportation infrastructure.

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The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced the fast tracking of "fix it first" construction work and increased road repairs across the state.

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Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in the Los Angeles area, Long Beach, the South Bay, and San Gabriel Valley, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation bill even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday.

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One of the most controversial bills passed by the California Legislature this session raised the state's gasoline tax, which is expected to generate $54 billion over the next decade to shore up roads, highways and bridges.

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Los Angeles County will benefit from $23.7 million in fast-tracked road repairs beginning this summer made possible by the recent passage of Senate Bill 1, a California gas tax increase expected to raise $54 billion over the next decade to fix transportation infrastructure.

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Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in Long Beach, the South Bay, San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday.

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Californians are going to be paying more at the pump. That's because of the transportation bill recently passed by the California Legislature.

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State highway officials announced Friday they will launch 13 highway resurfacing projects this month – including one on Highway 50 outside Placerville – with upcoming funds from Senate Bill 1, the controversial gas taxes and fee increases recently approved by the legislature.

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Caltrans announced today that the first round of Local Partnership Program grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) have been awarded to local and regional agencies with voter-approved transportation fees or taxes in place.

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Caltrans announced today that the first round of Local Partnership Program grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) have been awarded to local and regional agencies with voter-approved transportation fees or taxes in place.

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Caltrans announced today that the first round of Local Partnership Program grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) have been awarded to local and regional agencies with voter-approved transportation fees or taxes in place.

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Caltrans announced today that the first round of Local Partnership Program grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) have been awarded to local and regional agencies with voter-approved transportation fees or taxes in place.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 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.

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In this Caltrans News Flash, you get an up-close look as Caltrans transitions from 4-inch wide stripes to 6-inch wide stripes on the state highways, providing motorists with a better view of the road in darkness or inclement weather such as rain, snow and fog.

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Caltrans is on a fast track to launch new grant funding from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, releasing today for public review and comment the final drafts of the SB 1 Sustainable Communities and Adaptation Planning Grant guides.

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Caltrans today announced that the first listing of local transportation projects expected to be funded by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) are now available on the SB 1 Rebuilding California website.

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We’re on it. Caltrans has already begun the extensive effort to make improvements required by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) — the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017...

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With the passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 this spring, Caltrans embarks on a decade-long task of smoothing our highways, strengthening our bridges, improving our traffic management systems and providing Californians with the full range of travel options...

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The California State Transportation Agency today announced 7 recipients for $51.9 million in State Rail Assistance program funding. These projects, which have a total value of $136 million when including funding from other sources, are focused investments by the state to improve commuter and intercity rail service across the state, reduce air pollution and ease traffic congestion. The funds are made possible by the passage of Senate Bill 1.

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Caltrans today announced that the first listing of local transportation projects expected to be funded by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1) are now available on the SB 1 Rebuilding California website.

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The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced the fast tracking of "fix it first" construction work and increased road repairs across the state including two in Merced County. Caltrans is able to jumpstart these road repairs thanks to the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1) recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.

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