(510) 932-3203

About The Event

Joint Workshop with EBME

The Future of Local Streets, Replace the Gas Tax?

Speaker: Gautam Hans, Policy Counsel / Director, CDT-SF, Center for Democracy & Technology

The good news is more people are driving hybrid and electric cars, cars are getting better gas mileage – but it's been working so well that California now has to find new ways to finance road maintenance.  Revenues from the gas tax, which is used to pay to maintain our roads, are shrinking every year.  The tax revenue is dropping so low that it no longer keeps pace with higher costs for road and bridge maintenance.

On September 29, 2014 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1077, creating the California Road Usage Charge Pilot Program to study the implications of a road charge model by January 1, 2017.  Advocates see the road usage charge concept as being based in equity – a way to engage everyone in paying their fair share for road maintenance regardless of the type of vehicle they drive.   The pilot is intended to map out key elements of a distance-based charging system

Join us to learn about shifting from a financing system for surface transportation based on fuel taxes to one involving mileage-based user fees traveled.  Our speaker will provide insights to how the pilot program might address some of the issues critics have cited, such as inequities, administering such a program and privacy issues. Listen to ways this could impact you and your agency in the future.

Don’t miss this chance to participate in a presentation about how you pay for road maintenance – not at the pump but just maybe on your smartphone!

New Location This Month:
Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto

1919 Fourth Street

Berkeley, CA  94710

Luncheon Program:

11:30 am Networking
12:00 pm Luncheon Program

Pre-Registration: $25
Walk-Ins: (space permitting) $35

Members who bring a first time guest are eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card! Bring friend, co-worker or client and tell the chapter administrator during check-in.

Registration closes ­­­­­­­Wednesday October 21, 3:00pm.

To register please sign-in, you do not need to be an APWA member to set up a log in. When you log in you will be able to register yourself or any co-worker or friend at the same time. Cancellation will be accepted with a 48 advance hour written notification. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.

Featured Agency: City of Alameda

 Prior to the luncheon the City staff member will make a 5 minute presentation on their    department, upcoming projects, and contracting opportunities. This will be followed by a 2 minute Q/A.

October Workshop Sponsors





1919 Fourth Street, Berkeley Marina,


Gigi MacTaggart

apwanorcal@gmail.com | (510) 932-3203 | APWA NorCal

Option Details

  • October 22, 2015 - Workshop Luncheon

    Attendance at the October 22, 2015 - Spanger's in Berkeley

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