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SB-477 Intercity rail corridors: extensions.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 14070.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14070.5.
 (a) At any time after an interagency transfer agreement between the department and a joint powers board has been entered into, the agreement may be amended to provide for the extension of the affected rail corridor to provide intercity rail service beyond the defined boundaries of a corridor as described in subdivision (b) of Section 14072, subdivision (c) of Section 14074, or subdivision (c) of Section 14076.
(b) A proposed extension of a corridor and implementation of expanded intercity rail service on the extended portion of the corridor may occur when all of the following conditions have been met:
(1) The proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion are recommended and justified in the joint powers board’s business plan and that business plan is subsequently adopted by the joint powers board.
(2) The amended interagency transfer agreement, containing the proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion is consistent with the State Rail Plan and is approved by the secretary.
(3) The joint powers board makes a determination that the proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion will not jeopardize or come at the expense of other existing intercity rail services.