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$200M in SB 1 Funds added to $47M Grant for I-5 Traffic Relief

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has received a $47 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to address Interstate 5’s chronic congestion in the Santa Clarita Valley. The new federal grant...

CA Voters Pass Prop 69 to Protect Critical SB 1 Funds

  Proposition 69 passed handily last week with a clear majority of California voters in favor of the measure. 80% of voters are in agreement that the $5 billion raised annually by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017...

SB 1 is working. $1.2B awarded to SoCal projects.

Speaking at a transportation conference in Los Angeles, one year after the passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown called attempts to repeal SB 1 a “political stunt” that is “deceptive, unfair and un-Californian.”...

Editorial Boards Concur: Vote Yes on Prop 69

Early morning traffic makes its way along the 91 Freeway in Riverside County. A new report from a nonpartisan think tank finds that the recently passed $52.4 billion transportation funding bill, which raises the gas tax...

Prop 69 puts CA’s transportation funds in a lockbox. Vote Yes.

The following is a summary of an endorsement by the LA Times Editorial Board: Last year, legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, and to impose new and bigger fees on vehicles, to...

Candidates for governor in favor of gas tax to fix CA roads, bridges

California’s highways, roads, dams, and bridges are in bad shape and getting worse, and the six leading candidates to become the state’s next governor all agree that something must be done – with four of those six candidates in favor...

Bridge Replacement Project to Bring Lasting Economic Impacts

At the Port of Long Beach, construction on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project continues to go as planned. The Gerald Desmond Bridge has become a vital part of the nation’s infrastructure, with nearly 15 percent of the nation’s waterborne...

Six of Nation’s Worst Truck Bottlenecks are in SoCal

SB 1 Funding Will Help Alleviate These Problems, Speed Goods Movement According to a recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute, seven of the nation’s 65 worst truck bottlenecks are in California; and six of these are found at...

Prop. 69 would block lawmakers raiding SB 1 fuel taxes and fees. Vote yes on Prop. 69.

The following is a summary of an editorial piece by the Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards: It’s hard to figure why anyone would oppose Proposition 69. Placed on the June 5 ballot by state lawmakers, the measure...

SB 1 Helps CTC Adopt $3B Infrastructure Improvement Plan

The California Transportation Commission recently adopted the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is expected to fund more than $3 billion in transportation projects over the next five years. The transportation improvement program, which outlines financing plans for future...

Caltrans Projects Funded by SB 1 to Relieve Freight Congestion

The California Department of Transportation has outlined a series of projects to ease congestion along major CA freight corridors over the next 10 years. Caltrans has identified a list of 45 “pinch-points” to plan projects that will facilitate truck traffic...

Four-Year Program Dedicates $18B for Critical CA Transportation Projects

2018 SHOPP Performance Measures

California’s 2018 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP) has been adopted by the California Transportation Commission. The four-year program dedicates almost $18...

SB 1 Prompts Caltrans to Add 2,000 Jobs

California’s state transportation agency is looking to fill thousands of jobs to meet growing demand for work spurred on by the passage of SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. Caltrans plans to swell its staff by...

Major $183B Boost to CA Economy Expected from SB 1

New analysis finds that transportation investments enacted under California’s Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) will generate nearly $183 billion in economic activity and user benefits throughout all sectors of the state’s economy over 10 years. The additional demand, in turn, will...

What Is Proposition 69 and Why Is It Important?

More than once in the past, California legislators and governors have raided funds raised for transportation through taxes and fees to support shortages in the General Fund and for other purposes. In most cases, those misappropriated funds have been returned,...

710 Freeway Gets a Big Win, With More Coming

After 20 years of neglect, SoCal’s most important transportation network for goods movement, the 710 Freeway, has received support from LA Metro for major improvements. For decades, the 710 Freeway has been the commercial spine of Southern California, funneling thousands...

SoCal Economists Against Repeal of State’s Gas Tax (SB1)

The San Diego Tribune asked a panel of SoCal economists and business experts:  Is repealing the recently increased state gas tax a good idea? The majority of the experts (10 out of 14) responded “NO” — and here’s why: NO:...

Trump Funding Plan May Help SB 1 Supporters Stave off a Repeal

Three months after California began collecting additional gas taxes through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), officials have put dozens of road and bridge repair projects on the fast track — and motorists are noticing. Like...

White House Infrastructure Plan Puts Burden on State and Private Money

Unveiled last week, President Trump’s $200 billion plan to rebuild America is intended to attract a huge amount of additional money from states, localities and private investors. The goal is to generate a total pot of $1.5 trillion to upgrade...

What Construction Wants from Trump’s infrastructure Plan

During President Trump’s State of the Union address, the construction industry — and the nation — got a brief look at the scope of his long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, but Congress and the White House must still hammer out...

OC Breaks Ground on $1.9B Expansion of I-405

Orange County transportation officials have kicked off construction on a $1.9 billion expansion of the Interstate 405 San Diego Freeway between Costa Mesa and the county’s border with Los Angeles. The innovative project is aimed at speeding up commute times...

U.S. Chamber: It’s Time to Modernize America’s Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the latest influential organization to declare that America’s infrastructure has fallen so far behind that it is holding our economy back. As the leading voice of America’s business community, the Chamber say it’s time...

Brown’s 2018 Budget Puts $4.6B in New SB 1 Funds to Work

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has released his proposed 2018 budget, and the transportation portion of the budget received a big boost from the state’s newly passed SB 1. Gov. Brown proposed spending $4.6 billion — funds generated from SB 1’s...

America’s Manufacturers Urge White House to Tackle Infrastructure

California Already Has Begun Through SB 1 America’s manufacturers are urging President Trump to make good on a campaign promises to find money to repair the nation’s highways, airports, dams and bridges. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which represents...

Why SB 1 Is So Important

Here’s what you need to know about the recently passed tax bill and the challenges it creates for our underfunded infrastructure sector: Infrastructure is essential for economic activity and growth in America, but our nation has accumulated an infrastructure “debt.”...

SB 1 on Track to Improve CA Transportation, Despite Misguided Repeal Efforts

Californians pay the price for the state’s deferred infrastructure maintenance; it’s estimated that crumbling roads cost CA motorists $762 a year per driver. With a massive $130 billion backlog in road repairs, California needed to act independently of Congress to...

Happy New Year from SoCal Works

Throughout 2017, the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) worked tirelessly to improve infrastructure funding and create career construction jobs in the Southern California region. Southern California faced many infrastructure challenges in 2017: CA’s 2017 Highway Repair Bill is Highest...

CA’s TAMP Shows Critical Impact of SB 1 Funding

California’s Transportation Asset Management Plan is a new data-driven policy that will inform future investment decisions for maintaining California’s highway infrastructure today and into the future. The draft TAMP lays out substantial performance targets for California’s transportation system, but shows that...

Measure M Funds $1.5B L.A. Metro Gold Line Extension

Marking the first Measure M-funded rail project to move forward to construction, ground has broken on a $1.5 billion, six-station extension of L.A. Metro’s Gold Line light rail system. The 12.3-mile extension, which is expected to take nine years to...

Global Study Tackles Challenges of U.S. Infrastructure Shortfall

Infrastructure drives any modern economy. Yet the effects of years of underinvestment in infrastructure are in plain sight across the U.S. The White House is due to announce plans to stimulate $1 trillion of investment in essential infrastructure, but what...

SB 1 Is Bringing Improvements to Your Local Area

The Local Streets and Roads Program is just one arm of funding provided by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1). Other programs include the Active Transportation Program, the State Highway Operation And Protection Program, and the...

Southern California Commutes Ranked as Nation’s Most Stressful

Americans will hit the road in record numbers over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. According to AAA’s annual forecast, nearly 51 million Americans — the most since 2005 — will travel 50 miles or more to their holiday destinations. And the vast...

Orange County Completes $663M Bridges Project

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has celebrated a major transportation milestone with the completion of the O.C. Bridges program, which during the last five years built a total of seven bridges and underpasses to separate motorists and pedestrians from...

90 New Transportation Projects to Benefit from SB 1 Funding

Due to the imminent influx of revenue from California’s Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), Caltrans has already been able to advance more than $5 billion in ‘fix-it-first’ transportation projects for earlier completion — and continues to...

Like California, majority of states are raising taxes to fix roads

After California’s Legislature passed Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act, four other states passed funding plans dedicated to improving transportation: Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and South Carolina. California and these four states are the latest to join a...

Major Quake in Southern California Could Cause $300B in Losses

Experts say Southern California is long overdue for a major earthquake along the 800-mile San Andreas Fault — and analysis by catastrophe-modeling firm AIR Worldwide predicts the price tag for California could approach “upwards of $300 billion.” According to...

Poll: Majority Oppose the Repeal of California’s SB-1

A new poll indicates that the majority of California voters oppose repealing the state’s newly approved gas tax, signed into law by Governor Brown in April of this year. The poll asked 1,000 California voters whether they would vote...

More Wildfires Mean More Maintenance on Dams

Water quality and supply in many western cities could suffer in the future as wildfires burn hotter and more frequently, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The culprits are erosion and sedimentation. After a wildfire, there...

LA’s Public Transit on Track for the 2028 Olympics

Now that Los Angeles has reached an agreement with the Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games, LA Metro is confident that its expanding transit system will be ready to serve the city during the games. With the...

Whittier Narrows Dam unsafe; could trigger catastrophic flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is structurally unsafe and poses a potentially catastrophic risk to the working-class communities along Southern California’s San Gabriel River floodplain. An estimated one million people...

SoCal Airports Receive Millions in Infrastructure Grants

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $318.1 million in airport infrastructure grants to 78 airports in 34 states — and three Southern California airports are among the grant recipients. The grants are part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement...

The lessons Hurricane Harvey offers Southern California

Bringing over 50 inches of rain in less than five days, Hurricane Harvey caused $100 billion in damage and dozens of deaths. The devastation wrought by the powerful hurricane was, officials say, exacerbated by waters warmed and expanded by...

Proposed Bill Threatens Needed Infrastructure Projects and Jobs Into the Future

California has a rich history of actively protecting its natural resources — our environmental laws are the strongest in the nation. Californians expect state statutes such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to work on behalf of their communities....

Leaving LA at rush hour? How far can you get?

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re ready to escape the city. If you picked up your keys and hit the road, how far could you get in an hour? In Los Angeles, you might not get far from city limits....

Green Light for CA Water Tunnels Project

California’s plan to build a pair of massive tunnels to move Sacramento River water past the Delta and into the state’s water distribution system has reached a milestone. After a decade of planning and analysis, the state’s Department of Water...

Riverside Co. gets $152M Build America Loan for I-15 Project

Riverside County’s Transportation Commission has been awarded $152 million in funds for a project to construct express toll lanes along the Interstate 15 corridor. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau in the form of a long-term,...

93 CA Dams Need Reassessment Before Next Flood Season

The state agency tasked with managing the safety of 1,250 dams in California has identified 93 dams that require a “comprehensive assessment” to ensure they can last through next year’s flood season. More than a dozen dams in Southern California...

SoCal Projects on Caltrans ‘Fix it First’ List

Caltrans has announced it is fast tracking more than $285 million in construction work as part of its ‘Fix it First’ initiative. Thirteen projects are underway and another 50 will start next year. The agency is able to jump-start these...

SoCal County Approves Toll Lane Project as House Cuts DOT Funding

  The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has approved a $1.8 billion project to add toll lanes to a 33-mile section of Interstate 10, running from the Los Angeles County line to Redlands. Construction is slated to begin in...

More than 200 CA State Highway Bridges at Risk of Erosion

More than 200 state highway bridges in California are slated for repairs, reinforcement or replacement because they’re prone to a type of erosion known as ‘bridge scour.’ Bridge scour — the removal of sediment from around bridge abutments or piers...

Foreign Investment Key to U.S. Infrastructure Plan

The White House believes that foreign investment will play a key role in fulfilling President Trump’s promise to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and other public works. The President’s $1 trillion infrastructure package relies heavily on private sector investment....

Rising U.S. Traffic Continues Adding Pressure on Infrastructure

Major holiday weekends shine a spotlight on how our infrastructure copes with excess traffic. AAA predicts that during this July 4th holiday, 37.5 million Americans will hit the road to drive to their Independence Day destinations, an increase of 2.9%...

Bipartisan Push for Highway Trust Fund Fix

More than 250 House lawmakers — both Republican and Democrat — want to see a fix for the ailing Highway Trust Fund (HTF) included in any tax reform package this year. The fund, which distributes money around the country for...

OCTA Approves $1.2B Budget for Transportation Solutions

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors has approved a balanced budget of more than $1.2 billion for the upcoming year. This balanced budget is a result of OCTA’s mission to deliver long-term sustainable transportation solutions for the...

Highway 1 Landslide is Part of a $1B Problem for California

The massive landslide south of Big Sur that closed Highway 1 is one dramatic piece of a larger road repair challenge facing California in the wake of this winter’s record rains. As the dust settles from the landslide, which was...

Abandoned 710 tunnel leaves millions for new transport projects

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has made the landmark decision to scrap a controversial proposal to extend the 710 freeway with a five-mile tunnel from Alhambra to Pasadena.  The vote took place after two hours of public...

2017 Infrastructure Week Advocates for Crucial Investment

The fifth annual Infrastructure Week was held from May 15-19 — a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and individual citizens to discuss the critical role infrastructure plays in our economy. More...

Raising the Gas Tax Is No Longer Taboo In Many States

When Gov. Brown signed SB 1 into law, California joined company with a growing number of states that have implemented laws to raise fuel taxes to help pay for transportation infrastructure. A total of 22 states have passed laws imposing...

Federal Funds added to Measure M Funds for OC Streetcar

Plans to build Orange County’s first modern streetcar took another step forward with the announcement that the project will receive $50 million from the federal government. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is developing the project, which is expected to...

Here’s how SB 1 revenues will be put to work for California

Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) into law, California will have an estimated $52 billion more to help cover the state’s transportation needs for the next decade. SB 1, the largest road-funding plan in...

CA’s 2017 Highway Repair Bill is Highest in Two Decades

The California legislature’s approval of a $52 billion road repair plan for the state couldn’t come too soon for the rain-battered streets and highways that have already suffered severe damage this year. Since the beginning of the year, California’s state...

Infrastructure is Critical to Driving Small Business Growth

According to Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization, “Small businesses aren’t simply the backbone of the American economy; they are its foundation.” Remarking that, “entrepreneurship is essential to ensuring an economy that benefits all Americans,” the organization...

AASHTO to Congress: Fix Broken Highway Trust Fund

The primary federal funding mechanism for transportation infrastructure projects will run out of money once the FAST Act expires in 2020, says Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). AASHTO is urging...

LAX Infrastructure Investment to Bring Jobs to SoCal

Los Angeles city leaders and airport officials have broken ground on the latest multibillion-dollar expansion of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sees the project as a source of jobs for the region — and as...

Los Angeles is the World’s Most Traffic-Clogged City

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the region spent 104 hours each driving in congestion during peak travel periods last year—more than any other...

California’s $100-billion Infrastructure Wish List

  With President Trump pledging $1 trillion for infrastructure projects, California officials have proposed a list of $100 billion in projects for possible federal funding to help rebuild the Golden State’s system of crumbling roads and bridges and improve transit and...

America’s Infrastructure Still Rates No Better Than D+

The most authoritative report of America’s infrastructure gives the country’s crumbling roads, bridges, dams, and other essential underpinnings an overall D+ grade. Not a single element of America’s framework received an A grade. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE)...

A Road Map for California’s Transportation Funding Package

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), the California Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor, has published its analysis of the Transportation Funding Package in the Governor’s 2017-2018 budget. The report notes that, “California has a large and complex network of transportation...

SoCal Tops List of Most-Traveled Structurally Deficient Bridges

A newly released list of America’s structurally deficient bridges shows that nine of the ten most-traveled structurally deficient bridges in the nation are in Southern California. The new report comes from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), based on an analysis...

After Oroville, Supervisors Order Inspections of L.A. County Dams

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has ordered a sweeping inspection of all county dams, spillways, drainage basins, and other flood control infrastructure. The action was prompted by the recent emergency situation at Lake Oroville in Northern California, when failures...

Fiscal Outlook for CA Roads Remains Treacherous

The fiscal outlook for California’s roads remains treacherous, says the League of California Cities, noting that “street and road conditions throughout California continue losing ground without a significant investment from the state.” The League, California State Association of Counties (CSAC)...

Emergency Funding Needed to Fix SoCal’s Highways after Storm Damage

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency across California due to recent heavy storms that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to infrastructure. Gov. Brown issued two emergency proclamations to “secure funding to help communities respond...

The Importance of Investing in SoCal’s Freight Rail Network

Goods movement is Southern California’s largest industry, employing 2.9 million people in the region. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the two largest port complexes in the country, and combined they rank tenth in the world.  A...

Gov. Jerry Brown has a Bigger Plan to Fund CA Transportation

With negotiations stuck in a traffic jam of competing priorities, Gov. Jerry Brown’s new state budget offers another effort to boost California’s transportation funding by raising the gas tax paid by the state’s drivers. Gov. Brown’s plan, unveiled last week,...

Measure M Funds added to Federal Funding for LA Metro Subway Extension

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has lined up nearly $1.5 billion in federal funding for the second phase of the Purple Line subway that will eventually run from Downtown Los Angeles to Westwood. The $1.5 billion comes in...

Why California can’t afford more delay on roads

Local governments and organizations like SCPFJ have spent the last two years sounding the alarm about California’s crumbling transportation network and educating policymakers about the poor condition of our streets and highways and the cost to fix them. Unfortunately, California...

Failure of Measure J Means “Belt Tightening” for SLO County Infrastructure

Measure J, a countywide half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in San Luis Obispo County, failed by just 500 votes. It needed 66.67% votes to pass, but received 66.31%. The measure would have provided $225 million in funding over...

New Transportation Funding Bill Introduced to CA Legislature

On the first day of the new 2017-18 California legislative session, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) introduced a new Transportation Bill aimed at raising an additional $6 billion in annual funding to repair state and local roads, improve trade corridors and...

Report: Majority of Southern California’s roads are considered “at risk”

A new report finds that pavement conditions statewide are declining, and current funding levels are insufficient to properly fix or maintain streets, roads, bridges, sidewalks, storm drains and traffic signs. The ‘California Local Streets & Roads Needs Assessment Report’ breaks the...

$1.2B Awarded for Orange County 405 Improvement Project

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has approved the largest design-build contract in its history, awarding $1.2 billion for lane expansions on Interstate 405. Set to begin construction next year, the I-405 Improvement Project is a major step in the...

New Funding for California Infrastructure Projects

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $244 million in new funding to 71 projects that will improve highways, bridges and passenger rail and help develop more active transportation options. Yet earlier this year CTC adopted a five-year state transportation...

Voter Support for SoCal Transportation Funding Impacts Quality of Life

As a true partnership of labor and management, the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) advocates for sustained funding for transportation infrastructure in Southern California. SCPFJ represents over 90,000 union workers and their families (totaling more than 350,000 persons) and...

California a Leader in National Trend for Transportation Ballot Measures

Nearly one-third of California’s 58 counties will ask voters to approve transportation taxes this November, part of a record-setting number of measures appearing on ballots across the nation. Voters in California counties — including Los Angeles County with its $121...

Voice of San Diego: Measure A for Roads and Transit is Worth Supporting

As Election Day approaches, nonprofit news organization Voice of San Diego is urging its readers to make sure they vote for measures that invest tax dollars wisely — asserting that Measure A is the only big local tax measure on...

SCPFJ supports four half-cent county election measures

New SoCal Transportation Growth Initiative Pledges Support for Local Infrastructure Funding Proposals in Four Counties — Partnership of Labor and Management to Provide $550,000 to Back Half-Cent Tax Measures in Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties...

Measure M would cost average family only $25 extra per year

A proposed countywide sales tax increase to pay for billions of dollars in new rail and highway improvements over coming decades would cost the average household in Los Angeles County an extra $25 a year, officials project. Economists say this...

L.A. Times: Residents need alternatives to sitting in soul-crushing traffic

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board supports the passage of Measure M, saying Los Angeles County “cannot continue to prosper without investing in a modern, efficient transportation system.” Los Angeles County residents crave fast, convenient and affordable transportation options. Since...

California’s State Highway System ranks 42nd in the Nation

California’s state highway system ranks 42nd in the nation, according to Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report. The annual report ranks all 50 states in categories such as interstate pavement condition, traffic condition, deficient bridges, and spending per mile of...

Leaders Urge CA Legislature to Act on Transportation Funding

Saying that “it is time to stop ignoring the transportation needs of our state,” the Southern California Partnership for Jobs joined a coalition of more than four dozen economic and local government groups to urge California state lawmakers to restart...

L.A. Business Council Supports Measure M Transportation Investment

The Los Angeles Business Council has issued a statement advocating for the passage of Measure M on the November ballot, calling the plan “an imperative for the region.” Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, ensures that funding...

California Agency Awards $390 Million in Transit Grants

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) recently announced 14 public transit projects would receive grants through the state’s Transit and Intercity Capital Program, which this year will distribute more than $390 million in proceeds from the state’s greenhouse gas emission...

Los Angeles will vote whether to self-finance its infrastructure future

Los Angeles voters will decide in November on a landmark plan to boost transportation investment in Los Angeles county. The measure would effectively create a permanent 1 cent sales tax solely for transportation projects by continuing a half-cent tax approved...

Deficient, Congested Roadways Cost CA Drivers $53.6 Billion Annually

According to a new report, roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack safety features cost California motorists a total of $53.6 billion every year — with parts of Southern California racking up the highest costs at more than...

Budget issues force L.A. to fix mediocre streets but let the worst go unrepaired

Although the overall quality of city streets in Los Angeles has improved since 2013, a geographic difference in street quality throughout the city remains an issue. Improvement rates in the San Fernando Valley are double those found in the rest of...

L.A. Metro’s Sales Tax Measure Would Add Jobs, Boost Economy

Los Angeles County voters will be asked in November to approve a half-cent sales tax increase that would continue indefinitely to fund a major expansion of Southern California’s transit network and boost the local economy. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

New Infrastructure Report Card Shows Orange County Grade Stalled at C+

Orange County’s infrastructure is in better shape than much of the nation’s, but will still require an investment of more than $22 billion over the next decade to make systems sustainable long term, experts announced, releasing a C+ Infrastructure Report...

SoCal Border Highway Project Gets $49.3M in Federal Funding

A Southern California state highway to a new border crossing aimed at reducing road congestion between the United States and Mexico has received $49.3 million in federal funding for its final leg. The San Diego Association of Governments announced that...

Cadiz Water Project Fully Certified Under California Environmental Quality Act

Cadiz Inc. has announced that the Cadiz Water Project— a long-term project designed to bring water to communities in drought-stricken Southern California — has been reviewed by the California Superior Court and found in compliance with the nation’s strictest environmental...

CA’s Interstate Highways Among Most Congested and Deteriorated in Nation

California’s Interstate highways are among the most congested and deteriorated in the nation. As the U.S. Interstate system marks its 60th anniversary, California’s Interstates ranking highest in congestion and second highest in disrepair. According to a new report released today...

CNN Four-Part Series: America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

CNN investigates the state of the country’s bridges, railways, airports and pipelines in a new four-part video series: America’s Crumbling Infrastructure, available online Over the recent July 4th and Memorial Day holidays, nearly 40 million Americans embarked on one of...