Sacramento Bee »

This article takes a look at the transportation funding situation in California. Along with many other states across the nation it is struggling to find funding for its transportation infrastructure. The political climate for raising taxes coupled with the growing desire to find more sustainable transportation solutions, such as transit and electric vehicles, has led to neglect of the state’s roads, highways, and bridges. “Californians rack up more than 300 billion miles of automotive travel each year and even though the highways suffer from severe deficiencies that would, the California Transportation Commission says, cost $700 billion over the next decade to erase, several times what current revenue would produce.”