As we head into the final two weeks of the legislative session, ACEC California and the Fix Our Roads Coalition are launching a “Tweet Your Legislator” campaign in which we hope you will participate. The idea is simple: Take a picture of dilapidated roads in your area and tweet the photo to your legislators along with the following tweet:
@[legislatortwitterhandle] Please #FixMyRoads! Support new #transportationfunding, reforms and accountability. @fixcaroads #caleg
There is a page on the coalition’s web site that has instructions, as well as links, so people can find their legislator as well as tweets specific to them. Check it out and spread the word!
For all of you who are familiar with Twitter, this is a great opportunity for you to help raise awareness with the legislators in your local area!
For those of you new to Twitter, please read the following link to help you Setup a Twitter Account (click to access) if you would like to do so.
ACEC California joined other members of the Fix Our Roads coalition, the Governor and Speaker at a press conference in Oakland last week to highlight the need to pass a transportation funding package this legislative session. The press conference was followed by a listening roundtable in Walnut Creek where members of the Legislature heard from local officials, business and labor about transportation challenges in their region and why we think the Fix Our Roads coalition principles are the right ones to guide a solution.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Brad Diede, executive director, ACEC California.
Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly and Ralph Guida, Guida Surveying.
Ralph Guida, Guida Surveying; Assembly Member Jim Frazier; Brad Diede, executive director, ACEC California.
Agnes Webber, Vail Cooper & Associates and Assembly Member Susan Bonilla.
Stephen Boll of Kleinfelder, speaking with Assembly Member Catherine Baker and Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian.
ACEC California has joined a broad coalition of cities, counties, labor, business, and transportation advocates to meet the Governor’s call to address California’s chronic transportation infrastructure funding shortfall.
With seven transportation funding priorities…
- Make a significant investment in transportation infrastructure
- Focus on maintaining and rehabilitating the current system
- Invest a portion of diesel tax and/or cap-and-trade revenue to high-priority goods movement projects
- Raise revenues across a broad range of options
- Equal split between state and local projects
- Strong accountability requirements to protect the taxpayers’ investment
- Provide consistent annual funding levels
…ACEC California looks forward to working with the legislature over the coming weeks as a transportation package is finalized.
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