State Legislation and Funding

Transportation and housing solutions are keys to addressing climate change and social inequity.

More than a third of the state’s climate pollution comes from transportation. And at the same time, too many Californians still struggle to find effective, affordable ways to get where we need to go. Outdated and inefficient investments in highways carry a high cost for taxpayers, community health, and the climate — while too many are stuck in traffic, or stuck without options at all.

California’s leaders have set ambitious goals to reduce climate emissions, and many of them share our commitment to reversing decades of disinvestment and exclusion in order to create an equitable future. Over the past ten years, we’ve engaged diverse partners in coalitions and campaigns to build a voice in Sacramento for sustainable communities and transportation equity.

Connecting Transportation, Equity, and Climate

For a decade now, TransForm has brought our expertise and understanding to the State Capitol, urging policies, programs, and funding to make our communities more healthy, connected, and fair.

We’ve made significant strides to improve our state:

We continue to work with the Legislature, the Administration, and the voters to advance a future where all Californians can live in communities with healthy, reliable, and affordable transportation choices.

For more information about TransForm's statewide efforts, contact Joshua Stark.

Priority legislation we are following in the 2018 legislative session:

AB 3059 ( Bloom (D - Santa Monica) ) - Support
Bill would authorize four congestion pricing projects, two in southern California, two in northern California. Has some equity placeholder language.
AB 2923 ( Chiu (D - San Francisco) ) - Support
Would require BART board to adopt TOD standards for BART-owned land within 1/2 mile of a BART stop, in areas with BART board representation.
SB 1119 ( Newman (D - Anaheim) ) - Oppose unless amended
Would exempt some LCTOP projects from the statutory requirements for Disadvantaged Communities.
AB 2304 ( Holden (D - Pasadena) ) - Support
Directs Caltrans to study student transit passes
AB 2006 ( Eggman D - Stockton ) - Support
Codifies an agricultural worker vanpool pilot program into a program for the entire state.

For past legislative years in review, click one of the links below:

2017 legislative year in review

2016 legislative year in review

2015 legislative year in review

2014 legislative year in review

2013 legislative year in review

2012 legislative year in review

For more information about TransForm's legislative efforts in Sacramento, contact Joshua Stark.