Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is flexing some muscle with his plan for
The governor’s annual State of the State speech, given Thursday, Jan.
5, included a proposal for truck-only toll lanes and high-occupancy-vehicle
lanes on congested highways, and 600 miles of mass transit to keep up with a
projected 30 percent growth over the next decade, his office reported in a
Schwarzenegger’s $107 billion transportation plan is part of a $220
billion plan for infrastructure, the environment and schools. Funding will come
from federal sources and new bonds.
The governor estimates an 18-percent reduction in congestion through
the construction of 1,200 miles of new highways and HOV lanes.
According to media reports, a
think tank called The Reason Foundation has advised Schwarzenegger to build
truck-only toll lanes from
through San Bernadino and up Interstate 15 to
. The foundation
also suggested toll lanes linking the
with I-5 via I-580.
Cleaner air, improved schools and flood control rounded out the