Assemblymember Frazier Conducts 2nd Oversight Hearing on California Air Resources Board Transportation Programs

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, conducted an oversight hearing to discuss the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) transportation-related programs. 

“The objective of today’s hearing was to review project data so the Legislature can conduct proper oversight of CARB programs,” said Frazier. “We need to ensure taxpayers are receiving the best value for their money. The Legislature should continue to evaluate CARB data, ask the pertinent questions, and evaluate the promised results.”

The hearing was a follow-up to the February 22, 2016, Joint Oversight hearing on California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Emissions Reduction Programs as They Relate to the Transportation Sector. Today’s discussion focused on receiving information about five major CARB programs: Zero Emission Vehicle, Clean Air Vehicle Rebate, Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program, Truck and Bus Regulations and Low Carbon Fuel Standards. CARB representatives as well as representatives from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) were present at the hearing to provide input on the data presented.

“Today’s discussion allowed the Legislature to gain a better understanding of these projects and move closer to figuring out how we can examine the effectiveness of these programs,” stated Frazier. “I look forward to going through this process again with other state agencies to guarantee we get the best return on our investments.”

For more information regarding the hearing, please click here.

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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.