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Housing, Land Use and Transportation update 2/7/2014


California Transportation Infrastructure Priorities Report Released

On February 6, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) released its “California Transportation Infrastructure Priorities: Vision and Interim Recommendations” report. The report is the culmination of a process that began when last year’s state budget directed the new Transportation Agency to work with representatives from across the transportation community, including CSAC and cities, to develop funding priorities and discuss long-term funding options.

The workgroup examined the current status of the state’s transportation system and discussed challenges that lie ahead. The interim recommendations offers both a vision for California’s transportation future and a set of immediate action items toward achieving that vision that are centered on the concepts of preservation, innovation, integration, reform and funding. As previously reported by CSAC, the short term recommendations include investment of cap-and-trade revenues to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, early repayment of transportation loans, appropriation of remaining Prop 1B bond funds (all local streets and roads funds have been appropriated), and potential reforms resulting from the nearly complete State Smart Transportation Initiatives effort. The report is available on the CalSTA website here.

While the report demonstrates the good progress made by stakeholders in 2013, there is much work still to be done and the CTIP Workgroup will continue to meet in 2014. CSAC looks forward to participation in the effort to develop the potential short and long-term recommendations and to ensure the local street and roa

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