- End the diversion of more $1 billion in transportation taxes every year. Spend this money on roads, highways and bridges.
- Repay all outstanding transportation loans to the General Fund and direct that money to transportation improvements.
- Make significant efficiency improvements at the State Department of Transportation.
- Finally, direct money from Cap and Trade funds that are related to fuel – about $1.9 billion this year alone – to fixing roads.
SACRAMENTO–Senate Republicans held a roundtable discussion with members of the media to discuss their ideas on how to jumpstart the state investment in transportation infrastructure. Joining Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) were Senate Republican Leader-elect Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) who unveiled a transportation infrastructure investment package that does not contain a tax increase. The Senate Republican plan calls for increasing funding for transportation infrastructure by $2.9 billion per year with an additional $2.4 billion in one-time funds. The funding would come from the following sources: