Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and leaders of the General
Assembly have worked out a budget deal, media outlets reported, but for
truckers and others who use the states roads, it’s not all good news.
Contained in that deal is a huge cut in transportation funds
– in the range of $5.4 billion – and the transfer of up to $1 billion more to
other parts of the budget, according to The
Los Angeles Times. Numerous highway projects are included in that total,
including many designed to cut congestion.
The governor made his plan public
at a meeting of the California Transportation Commission Dec. 11. It could
affect more than 140 projects statewide.