Senator Beall's Reaction to Gov. Brown’s Proposed Transportation Budget

January 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s proposed state budget for 2017-2018:

“Given the uncertain future of the economy, I find much to support in Gov. Brown’s proposed transportation budget.  Although, his proposal may differ from my transportation infrastructure bill, Senate Bill 1, I agree with his recommendation to raise new funding for road and highway maintenance.  I also applaud his commitment to the Cap and Trade program and his decision to increase investment in the Transit and Intercity Rail Capitol Program, which will help speed construction of projects such as BART to San Jose.’’