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AB-3213 High-Speed Rail Authority: high-speed rail service: priorities.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 3213


Introduced by Assembly Members Luz Rivas and Friedman

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 185030 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to high-speed rail.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3213, as introduced, Luz Rivas. High-Speed Rail Authority: high-speed rail service: priorities.
Existing law establishes the High-Speed Rail Authority within the state government with various powers and duties related to developing and implementing high-speed passenger rail service. Existing law requires the authority to direct the development and implementation of intercity high-speed rail service that is fully integrated with specified forms of transit.
This bill would require the authority, in directing the development and implementation of intercity high-speed rail service, to prioritize projects based on specified criteria.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 185030 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

185030.
 (a) The authority shall direct the development and implementation of intercity high-speed rail service that is fully integrated with the state’s existing intercity rail and bus network, consisting of interlinked conventional and high-speed rail lines and associated feeder buses. The intercity network in turn shall be fully coordinated and connected with commuter rail lines and urban rail transit lines developed by local agencies, as well as other transit services, through the use of common station facilities whenever possible.
(b) In directing the development and implementation of intercity high-speed rail service pursuant to subdivision (a), the authority shall prioritize projects based on the following criteria:
(1) Providing the most overall benefit to the state.
(2) Increasing passenger rail ridership.
(3) Replacing automobile trips with passenger rail trips.