10 Infrastructure articles


Regional water quality control board changes contemplated
 Feb. 6, 2009

Staff for the State Water Quality Control Board (SWQCB) will hold a meeting in conjunction with their Water Quality Improvement Initiative with select members of the business community, including CMTA, on March 9th .  This is the first of two ...
Mandated Water Usage Reduction
 Aug. 15, 2008

This year, Assemblymember John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) introduced AB 2175, Water Conservation, initially as a four-page bill directing the Department of Water Resources to establish numeric water conservation targets, make available information on ...
Tax on port containers
 May 4, 2007

Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is again carrying a port container tax bill, SB 974.  This year’s version is similar, but not identical to, the bill vetoed by the Governor last year. In this year’s version, the Port of Oakland ...
Water board may step back from statewide policy
 Feb. 23, 2007

At a California Association of Stormwater Quality Agencies (CASQA) meeting in San Diego last week, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) member Dr. Gary Wolff stated that he did not think that there would be a statewide, uniform stormwater ...
Governor proposes more infrastructure investments
 Jan. 11, 2007

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his fourth State of the State address Tuesday, calling in part for another major expansion in public works spending.  Telling lawmakers that bonds passed in November 2006 are a "good down ...
Truck waiting times could increase costs
 July 8, 2006

This year, Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) introduced SB 1829, Marine Terminal Air Emissions. The bill would require each marine terminal to operate in a manner that does not cause trucks to idle or queue for more than 30 minutes per ...
Rail tank car use limited by SB 419
 June 30, 2006

Last year, Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) introduced SB 419, Hazardous Material Transport: Railcars, a bill that would have initially limited where hazardous materials could be shipped within the state by rail.  The bill made it through the ...
Lawmakers put big bond on November ballot
 May 5, 2006

In the middle of the night (Thursday, May 4th), the legislature passed measures to put infrastructure bonds totaling nearly $38 billion on the November 7 ballot.  The breakdown is as follows:   Transportation: $19.9725 billion (SB ...
CMTA joins California Infrastructure Coalition
 Feb. 10, 2006

The California Infrastructure Coalition (CIC) includes members from all regions of the state who want to make rebuilding California's infrastructure systems and facilities a top priority. Members include California cities, counties, special ...
Public Meeting on Goods Movement and Ports
 Jan. 21, 2005

The Department of Business, Transportation, and Housing (BT&H) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) have jointly announced a public meeting on January 27th and 28th in Los Angeles, at the Caltrans District 7 Offices, to hear ...
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