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January 7, 2000 - We conclude that the performance of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes is mixed. We recommend various measures to ensure that the freeway capacity utilized by HOV lanes is managed efficiently. These include creation of more High Occupancy Toll lanes and, where appropriate, conversion of underutilized HOV lanes.
January 4, 2000 - We project a shortfall for the Public Transportation Account (PTA). As a result of this shortfall, no PTA funds will be available for new transit capital improvement projects through at least 2005-06. We discuss various alternatives for addressing this shortfall, including a constitutional amendment to permit expenditure of gas tax revenues for transit rolling stock.
August 18, 1999 - Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEE bonds) are a financing instrument that enables states to fund transportation projects based on anticipated receipt of future federal funds. (Cal Update)
February 16, 1999 - Smog Check Program - An Overview
August 26, 1998 - We review the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) which reauthorized the federal transportation program. The TEA 21 authorized $217 billion to be invested in highway and transit infrastructure in the United States over the next six years.
March 5, 1998 - In order to close the gap between transportation demand and revenue, the Legislature should consider not only policies to increase the supply of transportation capacity, but also those that restrain growth in demand.
February 18, 1998 - Smog Check Program
February 18, 1998 - Funding Outlook for State Transportation Programs 1998-99