Government, Business

Appropriators to Take Up Transportation Funding Bill July 17 With Meal, Rest Break Provision

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House Republican leaders are measuring the degree of support within their caucus for a provision in a fiscal 2018 transportation funding bill that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers, congressional aides told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

Opponents of California’s Gas Tax Hike Will Sue Over State’s ‘Misleading’ Ballot Description

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Proponents of an initiative to repeal gas tax increases in California plan to sue over the state-drafted title and summary for the ballot measure, which they say is misleading and negative.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2017
Government, Safety

Californians Will Soon Pay More at the Pump to Fix More Than 200 Bridges

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Under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in April, California motorists will start paying higher gas and diesel taxes in November to provide funding for, among other state transportation projects, reducing the backlog of road and bridge repairs.

Louis Sahagun | Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2017

California Leaders Reach Deadline for $52.4 Billion Transportation Bill


Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and state Democratic legislative leaders last week were racing to meet a self-imposed deadline to approve a $52.4 billion, 10-year transportation bill to fix California’s crumbling infrastructure with revenue from hefty gasoline and diesel tax increases.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2017

Massive Transportation Infrastructure Bill Narrowly Approved by California Lawmakers

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California legislators on April 6 narrowly approved a $52.4 billion, 10-year transportation bill to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges with revenues from hefty gas and diesel tax increases.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2017

California Transportation Bill and Proposed Gas-Tax Hike Advances to Senate Floor

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A massive $52 billion transportation deal that would raise fuel taxes and vehicle fees to fix California’s pothole-ridden roads and unstable bridges cleared a key legislative committee April 3 as proponents race to meet a self-imposed April 6 deadline.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
April 4, 2017

California Proposal Funds Road Fixes With 12-Cent Gas Tax Hike, Electric Car Fee

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers on March 29 announced a major deal aimed at repairing California’s crumbling roads and bridges by raising fuel taxes, hiking vehicle registration fees and for the first time charging electric car owners a yearly fee.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
March 30, 2017

Oroville Dam Situation Closes California Highways

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The risk of damage to the Oroville Dam in Northern California not only forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people but also has caused road closures that are affecting freight movement in the nation’s most populous state.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017

California Bill Expands on Federal Training Requirements for Truckers

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Sen. Bill Monning, (D-Carmel), introduced Senate Bill 158 that would require 30 hours of driving time for a Class A commercial driver’s license and 15 hours for a Class B license.

Michael Todd | Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel
January 23, 2017

California Trucking Group Urges Governor to Engage Stakeholders in Freight Plan

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The California Trucking Association has urged Gov. Jerry Brown to closely collaborate with freight and industry stakeholders on a plan meant to shift to zero-emissions technologies and help boost freight connectivity along the state’s commercial network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2015