UCLA Arrowhead Series: Impacts to California Transportation Finance
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly reduced transportation revenues from the motor vehicle fuel tax, toll bridges and roads, transit fares, regulatory surcharges on rental cars, taxis, and TNCs, and perhaps most importantly, general sales taxes. How large are these effects and when can we expect recovery? How does the crisis impact opportunities to invest in equity programs and projects? Should California accelerate transportation infrastructure construction through a bond financing program?
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Director, MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center
Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Chairwoman, California Transportation Commission
The UCLA Arrowhead Symposium presents the remote learning series Not “Back to Normal:” Mapping a Just Transportation Recovery from COVID-19. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, transportation agencies have suffered a profound shock, after already struggling with ages of systemwide inequities and inefficiencies. The intensity and speed with which COVID-19 spread through communities around the globe forced quick and often difficult adaptations by the industry. These challenges were exacerbated by transportation’s history of rigid and slow-changing systems. Returning “back to normal” would mean returning to an era of declining transit ridership, chronic congestion, unsafe streets, regressive finance, and persistent mobility challenges for economically and socially vulnerable populations.
$79 – Guarantees access to all 10 sessions and recorded materials, plus ability to interact with speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and more. Scholarships available for full registration access.
Free – Observer-only access.
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