Sunsetted on June 6, 2013: The Transportation Finance Subcommittee was formed at the direction of the Regional Council. SCAG region’s transportation needs are rapidly expanding while resources to support these needs continue to diminish as fuel efficiency improves and gas tax rates remain unadjusted. At the same time, the cost of bringing our assets back into a state of good repair is projected to grow exponentially as the region continues to underinvest in system preservation and defer critical maintenance.
Environmental constraints and lengthy project development processes also contribute to cost escalation and continue to impede the region’s ability to deliver critical projects. To effectively compete in the global economy, the region must strategically invest in transportation infrastructure while ensuring maximum return on investment.