California lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a resolution designed
to help get trucks through metropolitan areas in the state as quickly as
Designed as a pollution control measure, ACR23 urges regional
transportation planning agencies in consultation with cities, counties and the
California 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 effort was amended in an Assembly panel to apply to any city or
county in the state.
The text of the measure on the Legislative Web site says that it was
being introduced to help reduce the time that trucks spend in city limits, and
therefore reducing the level of pollution from truck emissions.