CARSON – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), business leaders and local and transportation officials to discuss increasing transportation job and construction contract opportunities as part of implementing the landmark Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
When: Tomorrow, Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: California State University, Dominguez Hills Library, 1000 East Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media and invited guests only. For more information on event logistics, contact Rashad Johnson at Rashad.Johnson@sen.ca.gov.
Backed by a broad coalition of supporters, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 – SB 1, co-authored by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assemblymember Jim L. Frazier Jr. (D-Discovery Bay) – was signed in April to invest $52.4 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. To help implement this legislative package, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is also preparing a public outreach program that seeks to increase employment opportunities for a broad and diverse pool of applicants – including women, minority, and disabled veteran-owned businesses.
State and legislative leaders joined city and county officials and local and statewide business, labor and transportation leaders in Riverside, Concord, Fresno, Bakersfield, San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento to build support for the transportation investment package and Governor Brown testified at Senate and Assembly hearings on the legislation.
The legislative package includes strict accountability provisions to ensure the funds can only be spent on transportation. The new funding will allow Caltrans to make major repairs to California’s transportation infrastructure, including 17,000 miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts over the next ten years. The package will also fund huge investments in repairing local streets and roads and provide historic levels of public transportation funding – roughly double what was provided by Proposition 1B in 2006.