AB 2514 addresses the gap in maintenance for highway roads in rural, underserved communities, especially those impacted by wildfires

SACRAMENTO – On May 25, 2022 AB 2514 authored by Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) passed off of the Assembly Floor with a unanimous bi-partisan vote. AB 2514 seeks to understand the funding imbalance

between rural and urban areas of the state and requests a study be conducted to identify new and creative ways of applying transportation policy to ensure rural roads and highways are properly funded and safe, given the increased use and impact from heavy vehicles in recent years. 

 “Rural roads and highways are often overlooked when it comes to adequate road and highway funding. Especially in a district as large as mine, rural roads are heavily impacted by chronic wildfires, and the emergency vehicles used to fight fires,” said Dahle.

AB 2514 passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with a unanimous vote in April. After another unanimous vote of support today, it will move on to be heard in the Senate.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle represents the 1st Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Butte and Placer counties, along with Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou counties.