SB 1 NEWS


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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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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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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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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.

VC Star

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.

the mercury news

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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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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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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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.

Sacramento Bee

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.

san francisco business times

Californians are on the cusp of relief from potholed and congested roads thanks to Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. Under SB1, 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.

Orange County Register

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...

Orange County Register

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.

Merced County Association of Governments

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.

North Bay Business Journal

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.

The Press Democrat

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

Taft Midway Driller

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.

LA Daily News

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.

CBS Los Angeles

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.

San Diego Union Tribune

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.

nbc los angeles

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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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.