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San Jose Politicians Push For Boost To Transportation Funding To Fix Potholes

San Jose Politicians Push For Boost To Transportation Funding To Fix Potholes


TODAY, BAY AREA LAWMAKERS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ARE PUSHING GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN FOR MAJOR FUNDING… TO FIX POTHOLES LIKE THESE IN SAN JOSE.. KPIX 5 REPORTER JACKIE WARD EXPLAINS WHAT THEY HOPE TO GET DONE WITH THE MONEY.. JACKIE ON CAM THIS WINTER HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON ROADS AND CARS ALL ACROSS THE BAY AREA. SOME DRIVERS ARE SPENDING ALMOST AN ADDITIONAL 1- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO MAINTAIN THEIR CARS. LEGISLATORS WHO WERE HERE THIS MORNING WANT DRIVERS TO SPEND LESS..AND THE STATE TO SPEND MORE. WE’VE ALL TRIED TO SWERVE AROUND THEM OR ATTEMPTED TO AVOID THEM ALTOGETHER. BUT POTHOLES AND CRACKS IN MANY ROADWAYS KEEP GETTING WORSE. TAKE SOT: Mayor Sam Liccardo/City of San Jose “We have a terrible challenge with our roads…becomes a slalom course for our drivers.” AND REPAIRS DON’T COME CHEAP! ACROSS CALIFORNIA, DRIVERS ARE PAYING MORE THAN 53- BILLION DOLLARS IN ADDITIONAL CAR REPAIRS. THAT’S WHY LOCAL AND STATE LEGISLATORS, AS WELL AS BUSINESS AND LABOR GROUPS, HOPE SB-1 AND AB-1 WILL PASS. TAKE SOT: Mayor Sam Liccardo/City of San Jose Current backlog is 584 million SB-1 WOULD RAISE 5 AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR TO IMPROVE LOCAL AND STATE ROADS, TRADE CORRIDORS, AND PUBLIC TRANSIT. IT WOULD PHASE IN A 12-CENT GAS TAX INCREASE OVER THREE YEARS, RAISE REGISTRATION FEES BY $38 FOR GASOLINE-BURNING VEHICLES AND REQUIRE ZERO- EMISSION VEHICLES TO PAY AN ANNUAL $100 FEE FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR. TAKE SOT: State Senator Jim Beall/(D) San Jose SUPPORTERS OF THE PROPOSED BILL WANT GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN TO PASS THIS BY APRIL 6th. TAPED REPORTER TAG: CRITICS OF SB-1 SAY IT WOULD RAISE THE GAS TAX TOO MUCH…AND WISH MORE ATTENTION WAS BEING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC TRANSIT. IN SAN JOSE, JACKIE WARD, KPIX 5. THE BILL HAS ALREADY PASSED ITS FIRST COMMITTEE HEARING. IT NOW NEEDS TO BE PRESENTED TO 2

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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