Senate Bill 1’s (SB1) passage in 2017 was a once-in-a-generation piece of legislation that provides California with over $5B in annual investments for transportation infrastructure. In its first funding cycle, SB1 provides money for over 6,500 projects that are currently underway or in the immediate pipeline for construction. California is finally addressing the $200B-plus backlog in deferred maintenance for transportation infrastructure and the Alliance, our coalition partners, and California’s State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) will protect the local transportation improvements that SB1 provides to our state.
Coalition to Stop the Attack on Local Bridge & Road Safety
The Coalition to Stop the Attack on Local Bridge & Road Safety (formerly Fix Our Roads) is a diverse coalition of stakeholders including the California Professional Firefighters, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, American Society of Civil Engineers, business, local government, labor, environmentalists, and first responders. The goals of the coalition are simple: urge NO on Prop 6 because it will stop critical transportation projects and jeopardize the safety of our bridges and roads.
The Coalition played a critical role in passing SB1 in 2017 and passing Prop 69 in June to protect transportation funds for state and local transportation projects. As SB1 opponents gear up to repeal the transportation funding measure, the Alliance and other Coalition members will work to protect the 6,500+ current transportation projects that are happening in communities all over California. For more information on how to support the Coalition to Protect Local Transportation Improvements, click here.
SB1 provides California with $54B over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars towards transit and safety. The California State Transportation Agency’s RebuildingCA website shows how SB1 dollars are going towards congestion relief, trade corridor improvements, transit/rail travel improvements, and active transportation projects. The CalSTA site also shows what projects are happening in your community. For more information on the 6,500+ current transportation projects and how SB1 funds are rebuilding California, click here.