In an effort to call attention to the coming 50 percent decline in Caltrans funding, two construction industry groups are floating the idea of a one percent increase in the state vehicle license fee (VLF) that would generate an estimated $3 billion a year for road improvements, about half the

One of the questions that popped up in the discussion of the proposed initiative to raise vehicle license fees, from Transportation California and the California Alliance for Jobs, is whether Caltrans has been repaid for the funds borrowed from various transportation funds during the “Great Recession.” According to the state

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With the looming January 1st compliance date for most truck owners, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to display a caricature of CARB Chair Mary Nichols showing some holiday spirit by channeling Ebenezer Scrooge. In the holiday spirit, she attended a political function on December 4th uttering the


The CTA named Shawn Yadon as its new chief executive officer, replacing Mike Campbell, who announced in late June that he would retire in December after eight years as CEO. Yadon, 52, will take over Jan. 2 The Yadon announcement was made Dec. 9, ending a six-month search that generated

Gary Broadwater, 47, didn’t appreciate the $300 citation he received Tuesday, Nov. 19, after the flatbed truck he drove was inspected by state air-pollution regulators just off Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore. The truck owned by his employer, the Lancaster-based Frazier Corp., didn’t have a special exhaust filter that traps


Some CCTA “Asks” for Thursday’s CARB Meeting (10/24/13): According to DMV registration information, there are approx. 451,000 in-state registered commercial trucks and 1.35 million IRP registered trucks that operate in California. See attached DMA state for 2012. We believe that 99% of IPR (out-of-state registered trucks are heavy trucks) are

I’ve been saying for years, to no avail, that new rules requiring drastically reduced emissions from trucks, buses and heavy equipment were going to cost far more than they would ever benefit the public in terms of better health. Now, those rules are coming home to roost. As predicted, the

News Date: 10/15/2013 Outlet Full Name: Reuters – Washington DC Bureau Contact Name: Hurley, Lawrence News Text: Oct 15 (Reuters) – In a blow to the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s first wave of regulations aimed at tackling

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was

The CCTA-supported Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition (CIAQC) is asking Sierra Research to perform an analytical review of the economic recovery projections and associated emissions the California Air Resources Board (CARB) relied upon in 2010 when it last updated the off-road equipment regulation. Preliminary data suggests that the recovery for