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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Legislative Update: New Laws on Transportation Policy, Funding, Planning

By Melanie Curry

October 15, 2019

 

Among the hundreds of new laws signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s deadline were a few related to transportation. Below we highlight the relevant ones.

But Newsom also vetoed a few hundred others, notable among those the Complete Streets bill. His final legislative message claimed the bills he vetoed would have cost a total of $1.2 billion annually – does that include the absurd Caltrans estimate that S.B. 127 would have cost as much as $1 billion a year? If so, that’s not a very impressive achievement, especially given unanswered questions about that estimate.

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