Government, Fuel, TCA

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

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

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
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

California County May Halt New Trucking Terminals as Tensions Rise

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Sutter County may move to temporarily halt any new trucking operations in unincorporated areas as tensions mount with area residents over trucking terminals off Highway 99 south of Yuba City.

Joshua Gutierrez | Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)
September 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Big Changes Seen in Truck, Bus Design

Daimler's Future Truck 2025 In-cab view of Daimler's Future Truck. (Daimler AG)

California is the “incubator” for commercial vehicle innovation that will spread throughout the nation, generating a wave of new powertrains and driver-assistance technologies designed to decrease truck emissions and increase safety and freight efficiency, a vehicle engineering consultant said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 31, 2017
Business, Fuel

Ban on Toxic Acid May Test Californians’ Thirst for Cheap Fuel

Refinery Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Californians are used to paying more for gasoline, but that may be tested soon if a pair of Los Angeles-area refineries are forced to stop their use of a toxic chemical

Hailey Waller and Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
August 18, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

With California’s New Gas Tax Approved, Caltrans Is on a Hiring Spree as Construction Work Ramps Up

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Vallejo native Chris Haynes had just finished high school when he signed up to work for the California Conservation Corps, a job that took him down back roads across the state. But wherever he went, he saw Caltrans workers too.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
August 18, 2017
Government, Business

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

U.S. Capitol Daniel Huizinga/Flickr

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

California gas pump David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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

California bridge Thomas Hawk/Flickr

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