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Initiative to repeal gas tax hike sparks debate over how transportation funds are spent in California

Published: 
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:48pm

In urging California voters to repeal new fuel taxes, Republicans say the state already had enough money to repair roads but squandered it by diverting it to other state programs.

Legislative leaders deny that money from motorists has been misused. They say the law prohibits non-transportation projects from getting any of the more than $5-billion annual take from last year’s increase in gas and diesel taxes and vehicle fees.

The dispute has been a major focus of campaign ads and stump speeches by those pushing Proposition 6. Republican leaders have been pinning their hopes on voters being riled up by accusations that state officials have misspent gas tax funds.

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Could a ferry solve the Westside’s traffic problem?

Published: 
Mon, 02/05/2018 (All day)

Fantasizing about more transportation options occupies the time of any Westsider sitting in gridlock.

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Southern Californians are on a car-buying spree, and that's cutting deeply into transit ridership, study says

Published: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 (All day)

The vast majority of public transit agencies across Southern California, from modest municipal carriers to the West Coast's largest bus system, have watched their ridership numbers fall off a cliff over the last five years.

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Bike, Car or Train: Which Commute Has the Worst Air Pollution?

Published: 
Mon, 11/20/2017 (All day)

The traffic in the Bay Area regularly ranks among the nation’s worst — and sitting in traffic isn’t just irritating; there’s some downright unhealthy stuff in that air you’re breathing.

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Expo Line Reaches Ridership Milestone 13 Years Early

Published: 
Wed, 07/12/2017 (All day)

According to Metro’s official ridership estimates, the Expo Line reached an impressive ridership milestone during the month of June.