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NEW REPORT OUTLINES MOST NEEDED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO SUPPORT SACRAMENTO’S AND CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATES THEIR FUNDING STATUS

 

A new report that outlines the 125 transportation projects most needed to support California’s and the Sacramento region’s future development will be released at a news conference in Sacramento at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The report is being released by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, DC.

The TRIP report “Project Green Light:  Moving California’s Critical Transportation Improvements Forward,” will rank the 20 most needed transportation improvements in the Sacramento region as well as other needed transportation improvements in California, including projects to operate, maintain, build, expand or modernize roads, highways, bridges, mass transit systems, rail, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  These improvements, which were selected by TRIP, would enhance development throughout the region and the state by increasing mobility, easing congestion, improving safety and conditions and enhancing California’s desirability as a place to live and do business.

But the report finds that most of the critically needed projects in the Sacramento area, as well as elsewhere in California, lack adequate funding to proceed, resulting in the projects receiving either a yellow or red light.  TRIP has rated each needed transportation improvement as either having a green light, a yellow light or a red light in terms of the availability of funding.  A green light indicates that needing funding has been identified; a yellow light indicates that a project only has partial funding available; and a red light indicates that a project has little or no funding available.               
Rocky Moretti, TRIP’s director of research and policy, will present the findings of the report at the news conference. Local officials will be on hand to comment on the report.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Sacramento Transportation Authority
431 I St., #106
Sacramento, California

WHO:

Tom Holsman, CEO
Associated General Contractors of California

 

Kerri Howell, Chair
Sacramento Transportation Authority

 

Jeff Spencer, Executive Director

Sacramento Transportation Authority

 

Will Kempton
Transportation California

 

Rocky Moretti, Director of Research and Policy
TRIP

CONTACT:

Rocky Moretti (TRIP)

Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP)

202.262.0714 (cell)

703.801.9212 (cell)