CALIFORNIA'S TRANSPORTATION FUTURE: PAYING FOR WHAT YOU GET AND GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR

For many years, California's surface transportation systems have afforded residents freedom of movement and the ability to pursue the abundant economic, cultural and recreational opportunities that the Golden State offers. But as California readies itself for the 21st century, business, civic and environmental leaders across the state are concerned that the transportation infrastructure is nearing its limits. Every year, it seems, congestion on our freeways and surface streets gets worse. Many of our public transit systems are overcrowded and in need of modernization. There is a growing realization that traditional approaches will no be sufficient to ensure that California has the transportation system it needs to accommodate its burgeoning population and to compete successfully in the global marketplace. In 1993 a diverse group of organizations - including transportation, air quality and natural resource agencies representing all levels of government plus business and environmental groups - joined together to analyze the problem and develop realistic, effective solutions. That analysis fully explores the potential of strategies based on free-market principles to address transportation problems in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco regions. This brochure will inform the public about these market-based strategies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1996 12:00AM