Governor Brown Announces 101 HOV Widening Project 1 of only 6 California Highway Projects Sent To President for Expedited Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review

Feb 27, 2017
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Governor Brown Announces 101 HOV Widening Project 1 of only 6 California Highway Projects Sent To President for Expedited Federal Environmental and Regulatory Review

 

Governor Brown held a press conference today and announced he had sent a letter to President Trump seeking expedited environmental review under Presidential Executive Order 13766.and included a list of 10 high priority California infrastructure projects. The 101 HOV Widening Project is one of only six identified highway projects in California included on the Governor’s list.  

 

Here is a link to the Governor’s press release: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19696

 

On January 24th, President Trump issued Executive Order 13766 “expediting federal environmental and regulatory review of designated high priority national infrastructure projects”.

 

Here is a link to Presidential Executive Order 13766. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/24/executive-order-expediting-environmental-reviews-and-approvals-high

 

Here is a link to the letter the Governor sent to President Trump today regarding Executive Order 13766: https://www.gov.ca.gov/docs/2.24.17_Infrastructure_Letters.pdf

 

Marjie Kirn, Executive Director for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), said “We are very excited Governor Brown continues to recognize the critical importance of the 101 HOV Widening project to our region, the state and the nation. Last week, we learned the 101 HOV Widening Project was one of 50 projects submitted by the State for federal funding as nationally important infrastructure investments. To be selected by the Governor as one of only 6 California highway projects for expedited federal environmental and regulatory review significantly focuses national attention on our project.

 

A delegation of SBCAG Board members will be traveling to Washington DC next month to meet with administration and congressional leaders to advocate for the 101 HOV Widening project. Federal assistance could expedite construction of the remaining section of the 101 project

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