California Transportation: California Must Reduce Pollution, Improve Movement of People and Goods

The transportation system in California faces a number of challenges. While vehicle miles of travel is expected to continue to rise, few lane miles have been added. Paying for needed infrastructure is growing more difficult as gas tax revenue has not kept up with greater demand. While local sale taxes, bonds and tolls have filled some of the gap, more funding is needed. California has some of the worst urban traffic congestion in the country and large investments in public transportation from 1990-2006 have not resulted in any significant ridership by commuters. Vehicle regulations have reduced smog and trucks and other vehicles have supplanted passenger vehicles as the biggest sources of mobile pollution. Further improvements in emissions are expected as alternative fuel technologies are adopted.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01354491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2011 7:38AM