An important bill, AB 1290, that would modernize the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has been passed by the Legislature and is now awaiting the Governor’s signature. The CTC makes critical decisions about state transportation funding. Governor Brown has pushed for the CTC to have more control over bicycle and pedestrian funding, tasking this group with key decisions on how to make our streets safer for biking and walking. Additionally, with cutting-edge climate policies like SB 375 on the books and more money from the state’s cap-and-trade program coming soon, now is the time to make sure the CTC will make decisions to benefit our future.
AB 1290 would modernize the CTC by adding new members with a focus on sustainability, and integrating new climate pollution reduction policies into its mission of official responsibilities. It’s time to reform the CTC so that its mission and members reflect understanding of the critical need for real transportation choices – and the multiple benefits that public transportation, walking, and biking can bring to California.
Please email the Governor today and urge him to sign AB 1290 and support a modern CTC that reflects California’s need for real transportation choices and sustainability.