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CalChamber Intervenes in First in the World Effort to Mandate Zero-Emission Private Commercial Trucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently heard a proposed rule that will require a steep ramp up in creation and deployment of zero-emission...
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Righting the Ship – Part Two

In my last post, we looked at SB 44 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) and how it went from Job Killer status to a support position from...
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Righting the Ship: From Job Killer to Support

Legislators recently took aim at diesel trucks with a series of bills that would impact the cost of goods across California. Billed as “Ditching...

Amendments Put Balance in Former Job Killer Bill

Legislation that began as a targeted mandate increasing transportation costs has been amended at the urging of the California Chamber of Commerce and its...

CalChamber Welcomes Leah B. Silverthorn to Policy Team

Leah B. Silverthorn, an experienced environmental litigator, joined the California Chamber of Commerce policy team on May 14. As a policy advocate Silverthorn will...

CA Legislature Passes Gov. Brown’s $52B Plan to Fix Roads, Hike Gas Taxes

The California Legislature has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's $52 billion plan to fix the state's roads through an increase in gas taxes and other...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Passage of Road Repair and Transportation Investment Plan

SACRAMENTO, CA —  CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg issued the following statement following tonight’s passage of SB 1: “Fixing our roads and improving transportation...

Road Repair Bill Moves Forward In California Legislature

The transportation funding deal reached last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders has passed its first test in the California Legislature, despite...

Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Road Repair and Transportation Investment Package

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg  joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and legislative leaders yesterday at a news conference at...

CalChamber Issues Statement of Support for Transportation Proposal

SACRAMENTO, CA — California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today released the following statement in response to the road repair and...

Transportation Needs Long-Term Solution Now

Following is the text of a letter sent to the Legislature late last week. The damage to our roads and bridges from California’s most recent...

Governor Brown Announces Infrastructure Plan

On Friday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads and Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

Task Force Recommends Pilot Program to Test Components of Highway User Fee

Administration Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Pilot Project One of the few recent initiatives to improve California’s economic base was left undone when the Legislature...

CalChamber, Coalition Support Move Toward Improving Operating Efficiencies at U.S. Ports

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of U.S. businesses and industries are urging ranking members of Congress to support information gathering...

Deceptive Initiative Would Disrupt Vital Infrastructure Projects

Cross Posted in Fox and Hounds Daily At a time when California is running far behind making even the basic investments in maintaining our vital...

Senate Passes Long-Term Highway Bill, but 3-Month Patch Still Needed After House Leaves Town

The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House lawmakers already dispersed for their August recess, the bill will become just one more...

​Is a Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?​​​​​

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission kicked off its investigation of a “Road...

California Roads, Highways Losing Their Financial Base​​​​​​

The primary tax source to maintain and improve our state’s transportation infrastructure has been eroding for many years. The excise tax paid on each...