Landmark Transportation Investment

SB 1 Passes in 2017!

In 2017, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1, a historic transportation package that raised over $50 billion for transportation repairs over the next ten years. 

SB 1 is creates jobs. The White House Council of Economic Advisors found that every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure supports 13,000 jobs a year. SB 1 is putting people to work rebuilding California.

SB 1 Now

SB 1 invests $54 billion annually to fix roads, freeways, and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. Funds are split equally between state and local investments. Communities across Southern California now see the benefits from gas tax funds as monies go toward numerous projects. SB1 continues to address a backlog of repairs and upgrades while ensuring a cleaner and more sustainable travel network for the future.

In June 2018, the voters approved Prop 69, a constitutional amendment that prohibits the State Legislature from redirecting revenue generated from SB 1 from their intended transportation purposes.

In total, SB 1 provides:

  • $1.5 billion for the State Highway Operations and Protection Program.
  • $1.5 billion for local streets and roads.
  • $400 million for bridge maintenance and repairs.
  • $300 million for goods movement and freight projects.
  • $250 million for congested corridors and relief management.
  • $200 million for the Local Partnership Program to match locally generated transportation funds.
  • $100 million for the Active Transportation Program to improve safety and expand access on streets, roads and highways for bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • $750 million for mass transit.

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“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.

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