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. Read More
Over two million veterans live in the state of California and over 50,000 live in Solano and Contra Costa Counties. We must continue to recognize and reward their sacrifices and their commitment Read More
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Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) introduced AB 1813, legislation that would add two ex officio members – one from the Assembly and one from the Senate – to the High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors.
The high-speed rail project is currently the largest infrastructure project in the United States and is estimated to cost California $68 billion. By adding two ex officio members, AB 1813 allows the Legislature to provide oversight, counsel, and assistance regarding the development and construction of the high-speed rail system.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s budget proposal:
“I applaud Governor Brown for consistently being a steward of the state and presenting another responsible, balanced budget. I am thankful for the Governor’s continued acknowledgment of California’s need to find adequate transportation infrastructure funding.
Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Transportation, unveiled legislation to provide much-needed transportation funding for California.
AB 1591 will raise over $7 billion annually and fund two major initiatives: trade corridor improvements and road maintenance and rehabilitation. "California must invest in its trade corridors if we hope to develop and sustain economic vitality. Manufacturers and farmers want to be able to move their goods to market and AB 1591 will provide the investments we need to ensure that they can," stated Frazier.
Newport Beach, CA –This week, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was honored with the 2015 Sisyphus Award at the Self-Help Counties Coalition’s (SHCC) "Focus on the Future" Conference in Newport Beach.
“I am honored to accept the second annual Sisyphus Award from the SHCC,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Self-help counties are integral in creating safe and cutting edge transportation solutions for California. As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I will continue to bolster self-help counties so that they can advance their innovative methods to improve our state’s transportation infrastructure.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) fought for three years to get Assembly Bill 935 – which allows United States military service members to apply for a California driver’s license or ID card with a “Veteran” designation – signed into law. Now it’s the law and that’s good news for veterans. “With the growing population of veterans returning to California, it is our responsibility to help make sure they are well-equipped to integrate back into civilian life,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Assembly Bill 935 helps us fulfill that pledge to our veterans. Proof of military service is now literally at the individual’s fingertips, which will help ensure that California veterans are receiving all the benefits and services they’re rightfully entitled to.” Learn more about the new Veteran ID law in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1369, an important piece of legislation by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) aimed at helping identify dyslexic children in California public schools.
“I applaud the Governor for signing AB 1369 into law,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “AB 1369 received strong bipartisan support in the Legislature because it provides an important first step in addressing a new model that facilitates learning for all students, particularly that of students with learning disabilities.”
SAN BERNARDINO >> Maintaining and enhancing deteriorating roadways to accommodate growth and the trucking industry’s concerns over regulations to reduce air pollution were among the issues raised Friday at a transportation summit here at the historic Santa Fe Depot.
Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown, D-San Bernardino, said she has introduced legislation, awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, that would provide funding that could build toll lanes on the 10 and 15 freeways to help ease traffic and allow better flow for commercial trucking.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), Chair of the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee in the Governor's Special Session, conducted the first special hearing to examine the efficiency of California’s goods movement and its impact on the economy.
“California's freight mobility system is the heart and soul of our economy,” said Frazier. “Our access points to land, air and sea ports are vital international commercial gateways that are responsible for the more than $500 billion in products entering and exiting the United States each year. Governor Brown’s executive order highlights the critical need to increase efficiency in goods movement so that we can remain relevant and competitive. This hearing provides a forum for the Legislature, industries and stakeholders to come together and address key issues surrounding goods movement activities and their effect on infrastructure, communities, jobs and the economy.”