June 14, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Calls For Highway Changes:

Republican Lt. Governor candidate Ron Nehring on Thursday called for changes to how the state manages its freeways and highways.

“High overhead costs, state rules that needlessly drive up costs and lack of competition have left Californians with poor quality highways despite paying the nation’s second highest gas taxes,” Nehring said.

“Claims that the state is on a comeback while its citizens continue navigating some of the nation’s worst roads just aren’t credible.”

Nehring specifically called for:

— an increase in the role of the private sector to use competition to drive down costs for design, engineering, maintenance, and standards following the “managed competition” model adopted by San Diego;

— a shift in traffic enforcement to focus on safety instead of revenue generation for government;

— a review of the education and training required prior to the issuance of a California driver’s license;

— repealing rules applying “cap and trade” regulations to

transportation fuels to avoid the expected increase in fuel prices coming Jan. 1;

— and changing work and contracting rules to allow projects to be completed quicker and at lower costs.

Nehring’s call comes one week after the Reason Foundation issued its 21st annual Highway Report which ranked California 45th among the 50 states on the overall condition and cost-effectiveness of its highways.

There was no immediate response to a request for comment from Nehring’s Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

in News
Related Posts

Martin Cadillac Redevelopment Takes Shape on Olympic Near Bundy

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

West Edge development underway near Expo/Bundy station By Sam Catanzaro Wood and concrete framing is now visible at the Martin...

Sheriff Villanueva Announces Plan to Clear Encampments by July 4th

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

LASD Homeless Outreach Services Team visits Venice Boardwalk Tuesday By Sam Catanzaro Deputies were on the Venice Beach Boardwalk Tuesday...

In-Person Events Are Back with Summer Swing Nights: Jazzy Vocals plus Live Big Band – Now with Tap Dance, Swing Lessons, Vendors to Benefit Museum

June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

Live, in-person entertainment is bringing out happy fans of all ages for Summer Swing Nights: Drive-In Edition. The concert fundraiser features the...

Annenberg Beach House Set for Reopening

June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021

Community beach house begins reopening June 15 for splash pad, stand up paddle and courtyard The Annenberg Community Beach House...

Letters to Editor: Main Street Closures

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

The following are two letters sent to the Santa Monica Mirror, one in support and one in opposition, regarding a...

Man Attempts to Cut Throat at St. Monica’s Coffee Shop

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Victim in stable condition following Monday morning incident By Sam Catanzaro A man is in stable condition after cutting himself...

Will Parking Structure #3 Be Demolished? Santa Monica Beat – June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Will Parking Structure #3 Be Demolished? * Police Make Two Arrests...

Santa Monica City Council to Consider Main Street Traffic Closure

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

City staff recommending closure of the roughly 1,000 feet between Hill Street and Kinney Avenue  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica...

Artists Featured For SaMo Pride Rainbow Road Art Walk

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

In honor of Pride month Santa Monica Pride (SaMo Pride) is featuring a Rainbow Road Art Walk from June 4th-...

Santa Monica Affordable Housing Development Takes Shape

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

Pacific Landing apartments underway at Lincoln and Pacific  By Sam Catanzaro A $28 million affordable housing development is taking shape...