Double Transit Funding SBX 1 8
When soon enough everyone will be driving an electric vehicle, powered from
batteries, overnight, which were charged by
(For the $57 billion of PLAN BAY AREA you can
buy all 2.5 million homeowners in the Bay an electric car and make a far bigger
impact on emissions)
|Programs:||This bill adjusts the funding percentage|
|1. Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP).||would increase from 10% to 20%, resulting in an additional $200 million per year.|
|2. Low Carbon Operations Program (LCTOP)||would increase from 5% to 10%, resulting in additional $100 million per year for the program.|
This is the "reasoning" they're giving us - to try and justify this doubling:
to help cities better connect and expand mass transit options; ensuring commuting by light-rail or subway is as convenient as driving.
"How are we to reach Governor Brown's goals of reducing GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and reducing petroleum use by 50% if robust transit systems are not part of the equation?"
"only a balanced approach to repairing our roads and investing in mass transit projects will accomplish the Governorís goals of reducing greenhouse gases, creating tens-of-thousands of jobs."
But in the age where every vehicle is
ZERO FUEL COST (& ZERO CARBON EMISSION), TRANSIT USE
will not be expanding. Reject
SBX 1 8
(Not to mention AUTONOMOUS Vehicles - surfing-the-internet in the privacy of your own vehicle.)