California
Government, Business

California Eyes Future Projects to Relieve Freight Congestion

Road construction in Sacramento Road construction along Interstate 80 near Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press)

Truck traffic moving through Sacramento may be alleviated by a series of projects the California Department of Transportation has outlined to ease congestion along major freight corridors over the next 10 years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2018
Government, Safety

California Transportation Commission Adopts Infrastructure Improvement Plan

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The California Transportation Commission adopted the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program, which is expected to fund more than $3 billion in transportation projects over the next five years, at a March 21 meeting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

California May Tear Down Major Bridges to Build Bigger Ones for Oversized Trucks

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Flush with new gas tax funds, state officials are exploring what could be the biggest Sacramento freeway redo in modern times – tearing down and replacing the twin freeway bridges that carry Interstate 5 over the American River.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
March 5, 2018
Government

California Transportation Commission Announces $173 Million for Local Projects

I-5 in Laguna Hills Ken Lund/Flickr

The California Transportation Commission recently awarded a series of grants to local and regional agencies through the Road Repair Accountability Act of 2017.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2018
Government, Business

Truckload Carriers Raise Rates, Surcharges in Response to New California Taxes

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Several truckload carriers are currently negotiating with shippers to add new surcharges or otherwise raise rates to haul freight through California after state lawmakers raised fuel taxes and other fees as of Nov. 1, Transport Topics has learned.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax

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Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Coming Soon to California: Cars Without a Human Behind the Wheel

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California took another step Oct. 11 toward permitting testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver, continuing a shift away from previous policies that companies criticized as being overly restrictive.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

California Republicans Spot Political Opportunity in Fight for Repeal of New Gas, Diesel Tax

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Just weeks before it takes effect, California’s new gas tax increase is again under attack, with Republicans mounting a growing campaign against the higher levies.

Patrick McGreevy and Christine Mai-Duc | Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Considers Following China With Combustion-Engine Car Ban

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The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air.

Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

Ballot Measure in the Works to Roll Back California’s New Gas Tax Hike

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A proposal for a second ballot measure to repeal a new 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax was filed with the state Sept. 14, with backers boasting they have 200,000 Californians pledged to sign the petition to qualify the initiative for the November 2018 election.

Martin Wisckol | The Orange County (Calif.) Register
September 19, 2017

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