California Trucking Association

Newsom executive order threatens to defund critical infrastructure projects

Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association (CTA), issued the following statement today in response to the California State Transportation Agency’s statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order which proposes to realign billions of dollars from critical road construction and repair to instead fund unspecified climate change projects. In 2017, the California Trucking Association (CTA) supported Senate Bill 1– and subsequent ballot measures – in order to create a reliable source of revenue to fix California’s crumbling infrastructure.

“Making the decision to support fuel taxes was not without its challenges. Promises were made to the motoring public to fix California’s deteriorating roads and bridges. These promises must be kept.

“If the effect of the executive order is to divert funds from road and bridge repairs, these projects will once again be placed on the back burner, leading to increased congestion and unsafe roads for all motorists.

“CTA and its members will continue to work with the administration and the legislature to strike a workable solution that represents the clear will of California’s voting public and trucking industry.”

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