California One Step Closer to a Standalone Transportation Agency
Governor Brown’s Reorganization Plan Receives Legislative Approval by Little Hoover Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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As part of a major reorganization effort to streamline and consolidate state agencies, Governor Jerry Brown’s Reorganization Plan included shifting transportation responsibilities of the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency to a standalone Transportation Agency. The Little Hoover Commission announced Tuesday that it unanimously voted to endorse Governor Brown’s Reorganization Plan. The next step will be for the Legislature to either allow the plan to go into effect or to reject the plan.
The proposed Transportation Agency will include Caltrans, DMV, CHP, the California Transportation Commission, the Board of Pilot Commissioners, and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. This would allow transportation policy to be delivered and implemented at the cabinet level.
“These steps are not just a move in the right direction but are a culmination of years of lobbying by AGC and related industry organizations to improve funding and project delivery through a highly placed transportation agency,” said Associated General Contractors of California chief executive officer Tom Holsman. “We applaud the Governor’s effort to protect transportation programs.”