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A Look at the Future of Transportation Funding
By Tim Whyte
Regional transportation systems, heal thyself.
That just may be the de facto prescription for future transportation funding in the Southland as we turn a figurative corner in the next several years, as existing projects near completion and our leaders look to the next round of needed transportation improvements and collectively try to figure out exactly how to pay for them.
You could argue that road and highway improvements are going great guns — for now. The Golden State Gateway Coalition’s top-priority project, the improvements to Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County, are deep into the construction of Phase 1 truck lanes, 67 percent complete at press time and scheduled to be finished in the coming year. Elsewhere in the region, improvements are under way on Interstate 405, State Route 126, SR 138 and more.
Federal, state and local funds have been invested…
Caltrans I-5 Info Online
Caltrans has created an interesting and informative website, www.i-5info.com, to provide the public with information about improvements being made to the Interstate 5 corridor in northern Los Angeles County. Check it out!
Golden State Gateway Coalition:
Who We Are and What We Do
The Golden State Gateway Coalition (I-5) is a non-profit transportation education and advocacy organization based in Santa Clarita.
Newsletter Available Online
The Golden State Gateway Coalition has released the Winter 2014 edition of its newsletter, Interchange. The newsletter is published quarterly and provides current information on north Los Angeles County transportation matters, emphasizing roadway improvements and the Coalition's priority: the Interstate 5 corridor. The 12-page newsletter is designed to be easy to download and print, providing a portable update on the I-5… [more]
The Case for I-5
Top Ten Reasons to Support Improvements to Interstate 5