Californians are paying less in gas taxes, and much less at the pump, as oil prices have plummeted. While that may pad drivers’ wallets, the result could be what officials are calling a “catastrophic” impact on the Golden State’s highways and city streets.
The combined loss in state transportation revenue — more than $1.1 billion — has put high-profile improvement projects at risk of being canceled or facing delays that could stretch for years.
About 225 shovel-ready transportation projects across the state are threatened this year…
Gary Richards, Mercury News
New Jersey isn’t the only state facing an infrastructure crisis. California is known for its car culture – many major car companies have California design studios to tap into this enthusiasm – but is facing its own transportation funding crisis that would delay much needed infrastructure investment. Traffic in LA and the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area is already among the worst in the country (worse even than NJ, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard) and delays in infrastructure investments is going to mean more traffic, more time lost in traffic, and a declining quality of life for Californians.
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