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Transportation: Smarter Choices

San-Fran-CA-Bay-Bridge-Bike-2California has set ambitious goals to fight climate change and create more sustainable communities.

It’s critical that the state’s investments in transportation help us achieve these goals.

ClimatePlan is working with our partners to align the state’s transportation investments with its climate goals — so the state prioritizes funding transportation projects that help reduce greenhouse gases, and also promote public health, sustainability, and social equity.

Below are our current areas of focus.

Transportation Equity

In spring 2017, ClimatePlan and key partners are advocating to ensure our decision-makers reflect the diversity of California’s transportation needs.


ClimatePlan, with the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, are sponsoring  AB 179.

This bill, authored by Assemblymember Cervantes, will make sure there is more equitable representation on the California Transportation Commission by requiring at least one voting members on the California Transportation Commission to represent environmental justice.

 

 

How you can help support AB 179

Call the state senator closest to you and the Chair on the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and ask them to vote yes on AB 179. Calling is easy: Tell the person who answers the phone that you urge the member to support AB 179. If you live in their district you will be asked for your name and address; if you don’t, say you want to make your opinion known. That’s it!

Chair Jim Beall: (San Jose) • 916-651-4015

Senator Anthony Cannella: (Ceres) • 916-651-4012

Senator Benjamin Allen: (Santa Monica) • 916-651-4026

Senator Toni G. Atkins: (San Diego) • 916-651-4039

Senator Patricia C. Bates: (Laguna Hills) • 916-651-4036

Senator Ted Gaines: (Granite Bay) • 916-651-4001

Senator Mike McGuire: (Santa Rosa) • 916-651-4002

Senator Tony Mendoza: (Whittier) • 916-651-4032

Senator Mike Morrell: (Rancho Cucamonga) • 916-651-4023

Senator Richard D. Roth: (Riverside) • 916-651-4031

Senator Nancy Skinner: (Berkeley) • 916-651-4009

Senator Bob Wieckowski: (Fremont) • 916-651-4010

Senator Scott D. Wiener: (San Francisco) • 916-651-4011

Tweet your support for AB 179: Our leaders must grasp how transportation affects our families. Tell your CA rep: vote yes on #AB179 #Expertisematters

Official bill information here.

Building Sustainable Communities

Since the passage of SB 375 in 2008, ClimatePlan has worked with our partners to implement this groundbreaking law. SB 375 links transportation, land use, and housing plans with the goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions — while also improving public health, expanding access to opportunity, reducing air pollution, and conserving valuable landscapes.

To build upon the successes of SB 375, ClimatePlan, Natural Resources Defense Council, and TransForm are co-sponsoring SB 150. This bill, authored by Senator Allen, will ensure that our regional greenhouse gas reduction targets support sustainable, equitable communities – where people can find affordable homes near good jobs with plenty of transportation choices, in regions where farms and natural landscapes are protected.

 

If passed, SB 150 will:

– Align our regional greenhouse gas reduction targets to SB 32 (Pavley).

– Monitor the regions’ progress to achieve their greenhouse gas reduction targets.

 

 

 

 

How you can help support SB 150

Attend the Assembly Transportation Committee hearing in-person. Urge the committee to support SB 150. Date, time, and location are below.

Date: Monday, June 26th
Time: 2:30pm
Location: State Capitol, Room 4202

Call the Chair and Assembly-member who lives closest to you on the Assembly Transportation Committee. Calling is easy: Tell the person who answers the phone that you urge the member to support SB 150! If you live in their district you will be asked for your name and address; if you don’t, say you want to make your opinion known because meeting our climate goals affects all of us. That’s it! It takes only minutes to call but it has real impact.

Chair Jim Frazier: D-11 (Oakley) • (916) 319-2011

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry: D-4 (Winters) • (916) 319-2004

Assemblymember Marc Berman: D-24 (Palo Alto) • (916) 319-2024

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra: D-39 (San Fernando) • (916) 319-2039

Assemblymember Kansen Chu: D-25 (San Jose) • (916) 319-2025

Assemblymember Jose Medina: D-61 (Riverside) • (916) 319-2061

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian: D-46 (Van Nuys) • (916) 319-2046

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell: D-70 (Long Beach) • (916) 319-2070

Calls to Assembly Transportation members must be made by COB Friday, June 23rd.

Official bill information here.

 

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