Frazier Releases Statement on California Transportation Commission Project Funding Cuts

Friday, April 22, 2016

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement after the California Transportation Commission (Commission) released staff recommendations for which projects should be unfunded over the next five years as a result of revenue shortfalls for California’s State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP):

“It was my hope that the action taken by the Commission in January would have reinvigorated the State to be more aggressive in pursuing a course of action to address our dire transportation needs. It was then that I introduced AB 1591, a focused and long-term transportation infrastructure plan that would put people to work and keep California moving. 

“Today’s decision by the Commission to move forward with releasing staff recommendations reinforces the critical need to find a sustainable solution for our roads and highways. It is undeniable that we have limited resources to chase lofty goals and well past time for the State to end distractions, come together, and address in a real and comprehensive manner the vital economic engine that is our transportation infrastructure. 

“We must now take a critical look and make tough decisions on how to fund, where to focus, and what to prioritize when considering a transportation infrastructure plan that works for all of our residents.”