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AB-673 Public transit operators: bus procurement: safety considerations.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 99173 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

99173.
 (a) Before the procurement of a new bus to be used in revenue operations, a public transit operator shall take into consideration recommendations of, and best practices standards developed by, the exclusive representative of the recognized organization representing bus operators of the transit operator for the following purposes:
(1) To reduce the risk of assault on bus operators.
(2) To prevent accidents caused by blind spots created by bus equipment or bus design.
(3) To enhance the safety of passengers, bus operators, or other vehicles or pedestrians that the bus may come into contact with while in service.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a public transit operator to implement specific recommendations.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.