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Streetsblog Cal: Governor Signs Friedman’s Bill Requiring Caltrans to Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

Legislative Update: New Laws on Transportation Policy, Funding, Planning

Among the hundreds of new laws signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s deadline were a few related to transportation. Below we highlight the relevant ones.

But Newsom also vetoed a few hundred others, notable among those the Complete Streets bill. His final legislative message claimed the bills he vetoed would have cost a total of $1.2 billion annually – does that include the absurd Caltrans estimate that S.B. 127 would have cost as much as $1 billion a year? If so, that’s not a very impressive achievement, especially given unanswered questions about that estimate.