CA Jobs First Transportation Proposal
Reaffirming their commitment to putting California Jobs First, Assembly Republicans announced a proposal to invest in local transportation infrastructure projects and create up to 108,000 new jobs statewide. “Californians are fed up with the broken promises of high-speed rail and they should have the final say on its future,” said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare.
“Our proposal would ask the people to decide whether high-speed rail dollars should be used to build or repair roads, highways, bridges and ports and create 108,000 jobs from Red Bluff to San Diego – or whether we should continue to throw money at the ‘Little Engine That Could.’”
The Assembly Republican plan would dedicate $11 billion in one-time funds and $2.4 billion annually for statewide transportation infrastructure projects. It is estimated that the GOP plan would create up to 108,000 jobs statewide and grow the economy by $140 billion.