California Sustainable Transportation Workshop

Last week, we held our third workshop in Glendale, CA at the invitation of the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) and Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). It was an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about mileage-based charges, the federal and state transportation funding fiscal decline and the recently passed CA legislation SB 1077.

CA bill SB 1077 requires the Chair of the California Transportation Commission to create a Road Usage Charge (RUC) Technical Advisory Committee in consultation with the Secretary of the Transportation Agency. The bill requires the technical advisory committee to study RUC alternatives to the gas tax and to make recommendations to the Secretary of the Transportation Agency on the design of a pilot program. The bill  requires the Transportation Agency, based on the recommendations of the technical advisory committee, to implement a pilot program to identify and evaluate issues related to the potential implementation of an RUC program in California by January 1, 2017.

The state workshops offer the opportunity to explore specific state issues and identify solutions with those who are responsible for developing effective financing alternatives to meet the future infrastructure needs of the country. Looking forward to 2014, we’ve been asked to do more workshops in states around the country and will be holding a workshop in Wilimington, Delaware on December 5, 2015 with federal and state leaders participating.

Following are links to the PowerPoint Presentations from the CA Workshop.