California proposal aims to help truckers get out of cities faster

| 3/17/2005

California lawmakers are working on a resolution designed to help get trucks through the state’s metropolitan areas as quickly as possible.

Designed as a pollution control measure, ACR23, introduced by Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, R-Cathedral City, would urge the Department of Transportation to develop commercial trucking routes that would provide for the most direct movement through a city. The work would be done in consultation with the cities.

The text of the measure on the Assembly Web site says that the measure was being introduced to help reduce the time that trucks spend in city limits, and therefore reduce the level of pollution from truck emissions.

ACR23 was introduced Feb. 22; it is now before the Assembly Transportation Committee.