More funds for transportation with Governor’s extraordinary session!
July 22, 2015
In June – immediately following passage of this year’s state budget – Governor Jerry Brown called for an extraordinary session to create a permanent funding source to maintain and repair the state’s transportation and infrastructure. California’s transportation system is in jeopardy: investments have not kept up with the demands on the system which has led to decay and deterioration of our current transportation system. This session is critical to provide permanent revenue that will revive our transportation system and infrastructure.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership worked with key partners to submit recommendations to the Legislature ensure that the revenue supports our state’s ambitious climate goals as stated in AB 32, SB 375, SB 391, and the Governor’s Executive Order B-30-15. Specifically, we recommend:
- This revenue should ensure that all transportation projects – including maintenance projects – reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- All transportation investments prioritize the mobility and safety needs of disadvantaged communities and avoid negative impacts on these communities
- Maintenance projects should improve multimodal access and create complete streets
- All investments should avoid impacts, if not enhance California’s natural resources, wildlife movement, and agricultural lands
- Invest in transit by leveraging GGRF funds and increasing ridership
Click here to read our full recommendations. If you want to get involved, please contact Chanell at firstname.lastname@example.org.