The following is an editorial submitted to the San Francisco Chronicle by Michael Cunningham, Senior Vice President for Transportation Policy at the Bay Area Council. To view the original post click here.
The Legislature urgently needs to pass a transportation funding package in 2017 to address the billions in backlogged maintenance needs that have led to potholes, deteriorating roads, bridges and transit systems across our region and the state. The longer we wait to fix the small problems, the bigger and more expensive they become. In fact, it costs eight times more to fix a road than to maintain it.