For his strong support of investing in innovative transportation infrastructure systems in California, ACEC California is pleased to announce that we have selected Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) as our 2015 Legislator of the Year.
“Assembly Member Frazier knows well the importance of efficient and effective transportation systems in California,” said Bruce Presser, ACEC California President. “From ensuring that local governments are empowered to more effectively manage their roadways through express ways, to supporting a comprehensive statewide transportation infrastructure investment, Assembly Member Frazier is not afraid to stand up for his values. “
“Engineers play a critical role in our state’s ability to deliver vital infrastructure projects such as airports, bridges, water delivery systems, transportation corridors, and so much more to make California the truly Golden State,” said Assembly Member Frazier. “I am honored to receive this distinction, and I will continue to advocate for effective and accountable investments in infrastructure projects that make life better for California families.”
Assembly Member Frazier, whose district includes Fairfield, Vacaville, Rio Vista, Antioch, Brentwood and his hometown, Oakley, strongly supports high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, thus allowing regional transportation agencies to innovatively manage traffic flow and goods movement for their residents. His legislation, Assembly Bill 194, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October 2015, authorizes a regional transportation agency or the Department of Transportation to apply to the California Transportation Commission to develop and operate HOT lanes or other toll facilities. The bill also removes the existing limitation on the number of facilities that may be approved.
Assembly Member Frazier also has a strong track record in supporting California’s freight mobility system, calling it the “heart and soul of our economy.”
Thank you, Mr. Frazier, for being a friend of our industry!