Proposition 6 & SB1

What is California Proposition 6?

A measure that will be submitted to California voters as part of the November 2018 election. The ballot measure proposes to repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act (a fuel and vehicle tax), which is also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB1).

The revenue raised from SB1 is used primarily to repair existing roads, bridges, add bicycle lanes, and increase funding for mass transit projects.

NO VOTE on this measure:

would maintain current revenues under SB1.

  • County Connection would retain approximately $3 million annually for operations and capital projects.
  • Provides $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety.
  • More than $700 million annually for public transportation projects across the state.

YES VOTE on this measure:

would eliminate revenues provided for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs, under SB1.

  • County Connection would lose approximately $3 million annually, which would translate to service cuts.
  • All funding generated by the fuel/vehicle taxes would not be available to fix roads, freeways and bridges across California.

 

What is Senate Bill 1 (SB1)?

The Road Repair and Accountability Act is a Job Builder. It is a landmark transportation investment to rebuild California by fixing neighborhood streets, freeways and bridges in communities across California and targeting funds toward transit and congested trade and commute corridor improvements.

What does it mean for County Connection?

County Connection receives the following funds through SB1 on an annual basis:

State Transit Assistance Program (STA): $2.8 Million

This money helps support the operation of existing routes. This money is distributed via current funding formulas based on agency revenue and population.

State of Good Repair Program (SGR): $119K

This program funds projects to maintain or repair existing transit fleets and facilities. These funds support County Connection’s IT maintenance costs.

What does SB1 cost to motorists?

The California Department of Finance calculated that the average cost to motorists is roughly $10/month.

Here’s how that number was derived:

  • Registration: SB1 imposed a new vehicle registration fee that increases with the value of a registered vehicle. Nearly 50% of all registered vehicles in California are valued at less than $5,000. Forty percent are valued at less than $25,000. Thus, the average annual amount for vehicle registration is approximately $48.
  • Fuel: SB1 increased the sales tax on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon. California’s 26 million licensed drivers consume 15.5 billion gallons per year. That is 577 gallons per driver, multiplied by 12 cents per gallon is $69.24 each. The annual average cost per driver is: Vehicle Registration: $47.85 Fuel: $69.24 Total $117.09 per year OR $9.76 per month.

More information

County Connection, Proposition 6, & SB1 Flyer
Rebuilding California website