“SB 1 updates an obsolete revenue system that fell behind the spiraling maintenance demands of more than 357,000 lane miles of state, city, and county roads,”
“By investing in the repair of the infrastructure that millions of Californians rely on every day, the state is also generating and sustaining hundreds of thousands of jobs and our infrastructure and expanding pre-apprenticeship and job training in the state,” said Beall. “It will take 300,000 smog-spewing diesel trucks off the roads, eliminating 90 tons of nitrogen oxides and three tons of toxic diesel soot per day. In addition, $700 million will be available for mass transit projects that will reduce the cars on the road.”
Sen. Jim Beall, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and author of the bill, said in a statement.