Tag Archives: Project Funding

Preparing for the Future – SCAG Adopts 2016 RTP/SCS

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is the nation’s largest regional planning agency and is governed by an 86-member Regional Council, made up of elected officials from among the six counties and 191 cities who are members.  SCAG develops  a variety of policy and planning initiatives to create a sustainable Southern California region.  Every … Continue Reading

California Transportation Commission Allocates $170 Million to Projects Around the State

At its March meeting, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding to improve and maintain California’s multimodal transportation system.  According to the District 2 Press Release, allocations included: •$12.5 million for 11 capital improvement projects both on and off the state highway system as part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), •$17.8 million for … Continue Reading

CTC Meeting Brings Good News for Transportation Projects Around the State

As reported in Caltrans District 11’s press release, there is much good news coming out of California Transportation Commission’s meeting last week.  First, thanks to a new state budget that increased transportation funding by $351 million, CTC revised its budget for SHOPP projects to $2.4 billion. Local projects also received good news with CTC’s award of $510 Million to 83 … Continue Reading

Smoother Pavement and Safer Bridges are Coming Soon to a Road Near You

On March 20, 2014, the California Transportation Commission allocated $334 Million to 53 projects around the state.  As one Caltrans press release puts it, “Californians will be driving on smoother roads, safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit.” According to Caltrans’ director Malcolm Dougherty: Every $1 spent on preventive pavement maintenance saves Californians … Continue Reading

San Luis Obispo Delays Decision on Resolution of Necessity to Acquire Church Property

According to a Santa Maria Times article, "Eminent domain decision delayed," the County of San Luis Obispo is currently in the process of acquiring property for the Nipomo’s Willow Road Interchange project, which will extend Willow Road from Hetrick Road to Highway 101, and will also include constructing new onramps for access to Highway 101 from the extension.  … Continue Reading

Join Me at the Sacramento IRWA Meeting

I will be speaking February 11 at the Sacramento IRWA Chapter’s lunch meeting (Chapter 27).  My presentation will be about avoiding pitfalls under the new eminent domain prejudgment possession rules.   This topic has received considerable attention over the past couple of years, and will undoubtedly be the focus of more attention over the next few years as appellate … Continue Reading

Tulare County Contemplating More Eminent Domain

We have previously reported on Tulare County’s efforts to acquire right of way for its Road 108 widening and its Road 80 widening.  Now, the County is considering condemning four additional parcels for the Road 108 project.  In a February 1 article in the Visalia Times Delta, Eminent domain on county board’s agenda, Valerie Gibbons … Continue Reading