California Proposition 6 is a measure that will be submitted to California voters as part of the November 2018 election. The ballot measure proposes to repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act, also known as the “Gas Tax”, and Senate Bill 1 (SB 1)
Prop 6 would eliminate funding for more than 6,500 local bridge and road safety and transportation improvement projects. Stop the Attack on Bridge & Road Safety Measure would eliminate funding for more than 6,500 local bridge and road safety and transportation improvement projects. The California Professional Firefighters, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, American Society of Civil Engineers, business, local government, labor, environmentalists and first responders urge NO on Prop 6 because it eliminates more than $5 billion annually in existing transportation funds and stops funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway throughout California. California has more that 1,600 bridges and overpasses that are structurally deficient and unsafe and 89% of counties have roads that are in ‘poor’ or ‘at-risk’ condition.
Cracked, potholed roads in poor condition pose a major safety threat to California drivers. Currently, 89% of counties have roads that are in poor or at-risk condition and 25% of our bridges show significant deterioration. This measure will cut funding currently dedicated to fixing roads and upgrading freeways, bridges, tunnels and overpasses to make them safer.
This measure would eliminate funds already flowing to every community to fix potholes, make safety improvements, ease traffic congestion, upgrade bridges, and improve public transportation. More than 5,000 local transportation improvement projects are already underway across the state thanks to SB 1.
The average driver spends $739 per year on front end alignments, body damage, shocks, tires and other repairs because of bad roads and bridges. Additionally, it costs eight times more to fix a road than to maintain it. By delaying or stopping projects, this measure will cost motorists more money in the long run.
Reliable transportation infrastructure is critical to get Californians to work, move goods and services to the market, and support our economy. This measure would eliminate more than 680,000 good-paying jobs and nearly $183 billion in economic growth that will be created fixing our roads over the next decade.
This measure will cut funding currently dedicated to fixing roads and unsafe bridges.
Prop 6 would eliminate funding for more than 6,500 local bridge and road projects.
CA freeways are among the most congested in the nation.
The average driver spends $739 per year on repairs because of bad roads.
This measure would eliminate over 680,000 good paying jobs and more than $183 billion in economic growth.