- Reduced traffic on the 10 and 15
- Improved safety
- Increased access to economic opportunity
- Equity in transportation
California has already established guidelines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, tasking several state agencies with engagement and oversight. AB 6 and 7 are redundant measures that jeopardize local planning efforts and circumvent public engagement processes at the expense of working families.
Importantly, the efforts propelling AB 6 and 7 would inhibit forward momentum on key projects in the Inland Empire, including a 14.5-mile extension of the I-15 Express Lanes from Corona to Lake Elsinore, the critical I-10 Bypass project establishing a secondary route from Banning to Cabazon, the development of Interstate 10 Corridor Freight and Express Lanes, widening sections of U.S. 395 between I-15 and Route 18, and creating emergency bypass lanes along State Routes 247 and 62 as an alternate to I-15. Meanwhile, wealthier communities in Riverside County have seen state-of-the-art infrastructure investments both prioritized and realized in their neighborhoods.
If AB 6 & 7 pass, they would prohibit and could delay the use of state and local funding for road improvement projects to relieve congestion and improve safety, such as widening or new lanes approved by local voters.