On Wednesday, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) provided local transportation agencies the opportunity to present their proposals to address the significant decline in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding.  The STIP is the State’s Five-Year plan for State and regional highway, intercity rail, and transit improvements.  As a result of dwindling gas tax receipts, the CTC recently reported the need to cut approximately $754 million in transportation projects, with further reductions a possibility later this year.  The Transportation Conference Committee remains in session, although efforts to reach an agreement over new transportation revenues and reforms have stalled.  Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) have all introduced proposals that would raise significant new monies for the state and local transportation system.  RCRC continues to support a solution to the transportation funding crisis and efforts through the California Fix Our Roads Coalition.