Here’s what we wish our state leaders would make for their New Year’s resolution: more money for real transportation choices! New funds from the state’s cap-and-trade climate program – and we’re talking billions over the next 7 years – could be spent on public transportation, biking, walking, green space, and affordable homes near transit. All it will take is some true leadership.
That’s why we need those interested in advancing environmentally friendly forms of transport to email the Governor now and ask him to propose a budget that prioritizes health, climate and opportunity for people of every income. The state government will release a draft budget in early 2014, so now is the time to make our voices heard and influence his proposal. By taking action today, the public can help create a California that we all love living in, with less pollution and more bikes, buses, trains, and affordable homes.