Santa Cruz Metro Bus Fires, Engine Failures Signal an Aging Fleet – SB1 Funds to Help

Two passenger buses billowed smoke in two weeks — a signal that Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District’s fleet is in dire need of an update, said Alex Clifford, CEO/general manager. “This is an important opportunity to help the County of Santa Cruz to understand how old our eet of 98 is and the challenges of having an immediate need to re- place 62 buses,” Clifford said. “Our buses are just […]

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Aims to Complete 28 Regional Transit Projects Prior to the City Hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Much has been set in motion over the past several weeks about potential repeals of SB1 and vehicle registration fee increases passed by the legislature and governor this past year. It doesn’t take a political scientist to understand that many GOP consultants will rightfully use the SB1 issue next year in campaign ads and mailers against their Democratic rivals. I plan to be one of them. And it will be […]

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Bakersfield Could Get $300 Million for Roads from SB1

The Thomas Roads Improvement Program began in 2005 with $630 million secured by then-Congressman Bill Thomas, R-Bakers eld. For years, the city has used that sum — together with local and state contributions — to fund several large projects, including the widening of the Rosedale Highway, Highway 178 and Highway 58. Moving forward, the state will award money from SB 1 using a system that prioritizes cities and counties with […]

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