As California tries to meet climate goals, the state’s roads could get even worse

In Politics by Michael Rae

California has some of the strictest greenhouse gas emissions rules in the country. By 2045, the state aims to reduce greenhouse emissions to 85% below 1990 levels. Since transportation is responsible for about 40% of all emissions, that sector would have to make significant reductions to meet these requirements.

State leaders have envisioned growth in alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric and hydrogen cars, playing an essential role in this shift. However, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently published a report examining the state’s policies needed to reduce transportation emissions, how these policies would reduce transportation funding, and how California might