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April 25, 2017
Bay City News Service

A report released Monday by a San Francisco nonprofit says that while new state legislation provides billions for California’s roads, the money won’t be enough to maintain the state’s roads long term.

Officials with the nonprofit Next 10 released “Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century” explaining how Senate Bill 1 is a good start but more money is needed.

“We think it’s a very, very good first step,” Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry said.

But the state needs $9.8 billion more each year, Perry said.

April 24, 2017
KPCC

This is no secret to drivers: California's roads are falling apart.

The state legislature approved SB-1, Governor Brown's proposal for raising the gas tax to try to fix them.

But a new report released today by Beacon Economics and the nonprofit group Next 10 believes that taxing gas simply will not generate enough revenue to get the job done.

Adam Fowler is the manager of public policy research at Beacon. He spoke to Take Two's A Martinez to explain the report

On how much money the plan will generate to fulfill the needs of our roads:

April 24, 2017
by Jeff Horseman
The Press-Enterprise

Money raised by raising the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon won’t be enough to fixing California’s crumbling roads, and a longer-term answer is needed, according to a report released Monday, April 24 by a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank.

Better fuel economy and the popularity of zero-emission vehicles make the gas tax an outmoded, unreliable funding source for transportation, states the report, “Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century,” put out by Next 10 in conjunction with Beacon Economics.

April 24, 2017
by Rob Nikolewski
The San Diego Union-Tribune

In an indication of just how much California is affected by gasoline prices, at least three different groups on Monday weighed in on the ramifications of Senate Bill 1, the $52.4 billion effort passed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature earlier this month.

One organization that concentrates on policy solutions to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions said that while SB1 is “a good start,” it ultimately won’t provide a long-range solution for keeping the state’s roads in good shape.

March 28, 2017
by Erik Anderson
KPBS

A pair of UC Berkeley researchers tried to gauge the impact of different housing development strategies on that state's desire to meet its goal to reduce global warming gas emissions.

The researchers considered city planning that allowed for sprawl, had some in-fill housing and focused planning efforts on increasing density in cities.

The research was funded by the nonpartisan think tank Next 10.

The study found densely developed communities reduced the need to drive and that put fewer greenhouse gasses into the air.

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