Keep California Moving
California has the second highest share of roads in poor condition in the U.S. It is further estimated that 58% of state roads need rehabilitation or pavement maintenance, and nearly 70% of our roads are congested. And with 33 million registered vehicles, California has more cars on the road than any other state in the nation.
It is crucial that we fix our transportation system now because the economy cannot prosper if people and goods struggle to move efficiently throughout the state.
Fortunately, Assembly Democrats are working with a coalition of local government and business leaders to develop a long-term, sustainable solution to fund road repairs, highway construction and create jobs—all without cuts to schools, higher education or healthcare.
Fixing and maintaining our roads and highways will require that our transportation funding is permanent, sustainable and constitutionally protected against budget cuts.
The transportation funding solution will:
- Invest billions to fix and replace roads and highways damaged by time and a population much higher than initially envisioned.
- Constitutionally protect funding so money already designated for transportation is not diverted to pay for other state expenses.
- Ensure all who benefit from our roads contributes to maintaining them.
- Provide strong accountability so taxpayers know that all transportation revenue is spent responsibly.
- Put into place a permanent and consistent funding source that provides greater certainty for long-term planning.
Fixing our roads now will cost more than $100 billion, but if we wait another 10 years the price tag will triple to more than $300 billion. The time is now to invest in our highways and roads to keep the economy thriving into the future.
Let's Keep California Moving!