State Priorities

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SCAG's 2017 State Legislative Priorities described below are the recommendations arising from the Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee and stakeholder input that build upon the agency's prior Regional Council-approved legislative objectives and achievements from previous State legislative sessions to continue to advance policies that will be most effective to expedite project delivery, increase funding for transportation, and create jobs and initiate economic recovery throughout the region.

Transportation Funding

Support balanced consideration of revenue measures to address the State’s systemic funding deficit, both to establish new sources of statewide transportation and infrastructure funding as well as to return to transportation those revenues previously diverted such as truck weight fees. Protect all new sources of transportation from borrowing or use for any purpose other than transportation. Support a regional equity component or consideration for additional revenues from any source to ensure Southern California receives its fair share of funding based upon population, burden, and other quantifiable measures corresponding with the funding source. Support funding of ‘fixit-first’ and maintenance of good repair expenditures to address the multi-billion dollar need to repair and maintain the existing infrastructure. Support dedicated, secure funding to state highways, streets, and local roads to support the maintenance and rehabilitation of the state and local road projects and transit systems.