Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing
At both state and local government levels, Senator Jim Beall has amassed over 30 years of expertise and knowledge in transportation. Senator Beall, whose district includes Silicon Valley, serves as chairman for the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. He has long championed mass transit projects to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. In December, he introduced Senate Bill 1, a proposal to fund repairs of California’s aging transportation infrastructure and improve trade corridors that link sea ports to markets and distribution points. The bill, pending in the Legislature, would increase annual funding by $6 billion for infrastructure repairs and improvements.