Today's Law As Amended


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AB-268 Transit: Metro Gold Line extension.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.
 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Unemployment in California remains unacceptably high, near 10 percent, and is even higher in the construction and building trades industry.
(b) The Metro Gold Line project and associated transit-oriented development is estimated to infuse $43,000,000,000 into the economies of the Counties of Los Angeles and San Bernardino and generate nearly 10 million square feet of new retail and commercial space.
(c) Traffic congestion is increasing throughout southern California, and new, environmentally sustainable transit operations are desperately needed to alleviate congestion. New transit development will lead to fewer private vehicle trips, less congestion, and better health outcomes resulting from less pollution.
(d) Therefore, public transit infrastructure projects should be encouraged as a means of growing employment and reducing congestion and pollution in southern California.
SEC. 2.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all parties critical to the expansion of the Metro Gold Line continue to cooperate on regional transit solutions that benefit the people of California.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation enabling the Metro Gold Line extension to be completed at a final terminus of Ontario Airport in Ontario, with intermediate stops in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair.