WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) joined his colleagues in California’s Congressional delegation in sending a letter to the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure expressing their concerns about the recently released proposal for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act. This bill would cut the current level funding for highways and mass transit by almost 1/3, adversely delaying critical transportation projects and adversely impacting California’s economy, according to a news release.
In the letter, Cardoza and the other members outlined the lasting negative impacts that transportation cuts would have on California’s economy. Under the chairman’s proposal, California would lose $68 million in transportation funds and more than $1.25 billion in highway infrastructure investments. Over 60,000 jobs would be in jeopardy, further harming California’s and the Central Valley’s dismal job market, according to the release.