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SB 1, Goods Movement, Healthy Air, and Bikes

July 13, 2017

  The slogan of Senate Bill 1, the act passed in April to increase California’s gas tax, was “fix-our-potholes-first”. However, the freight and goods movement industries—whose heavy trucks are most culpable for said potholes—quietly and indirectly received an approximate $3.3 billion for more than just fixing pavement over the next ten years. Will these billions contribute to making the air cleaner near ports and freeways, reducing carbon emissions from freight, or even repairing damaged roads from heavy-duty trucks near our most polluted low-income communities? Or will the funds continue expanding heavily congested freeways and increasing the output of lethal emissions?... Read more >>

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