Laura Friedman the New California State Assembly Transportation Chair

Laura Friedman, California State Assemblymember representing the 43d district, talks with Melanie Curry, editor of, about her appointment as new Chair of the State Assembly Transportation Committee. Laura’s 2018 ‘Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force’ law enabled review of California’s “current methodology for setting speed limits,” the notorious 85th percentile rule. The task force findings are here:…ask-force-a11y.pdf

Friedman’s appointment to Chair of the Transportation Committee is considered a win by California advocates for progress in transit and active transportation.