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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 5. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [14000 - 14463]

  ( Heading of Part 5 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253. )

CHAPTER 1. General [14000 - 14089]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253. )

ARTICLE 6. Exclusive Mass Transit Guideway Systems [14080 - 14089]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139. )

14080.
  

For purposes of this article:

(a) “Public entity” has the same meaning as defined in Section 811.2 of the Government Code.

(b) “State funds” means any nonfederal funds which are derived from any of the following financial sources: the State Transportation Fund, tolls on the use of state-owned transportation facilities, and bond proceeds where the payment of the bonds is secured by any of the other financial sources specified in this subdivision.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14081.
  

(a) When the governing body of any public entity proposes to commence project planning, development, improvement, or acquisition for exclusive public mass transit guideways and their related fixed facilities, the governing body may enter into an agreement to have the department assist the public entity with such work by providing to it those services mutually agreed to by the governing body and the director. These services may include, but are not limited to, the employment of the department’s employees, facilities, equipment, and materials for such purposes as project planning and design; research and materials testing; plans, specifications, and estimates; acquisition of rights-of-way and relocation assistance; project contract administration and construction inspection; and overall project management.

(b) The governing body and the director may also enter into agreement for the department to assist the public entity in the performance of any other mutually agreed-upon services in connection with the public entity’s guideway transit responsibilities.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14081.5.
  

The director shall not enter into an agreement referred to in Section 14081 if, in the director’s judgment, the proposed agreement cannot be carried out in a manner consistent with financially and managerially sound public administration practices.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14082.
  

The department may secure the services of consultants to provide expert assistance to the department in performing any of the agreed-upon services referred to in Section 14081 when the complete expertise necessary is not fully available within the department.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14082.5.
  

In any agreement made pursuant to Section 14081, the governing body shall retain final authority to decide those matters for which it is responsible by law pertaining to the planning, design, construction, and operation of the guideway system. The department shall perform such services agreed upon in accordance with the laws and regulations that are applicable to the public entity.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14083.
  

Any agreement made pursuant to Section 14081 shall provide that the department shall be fully reimbursed by the governing body for all costs incurred by the department in performing services pursuant to the agreement. The amount of the reimbursement shall be negotiated and agreed to between the governing body and the department in advance of the department performing the services. However, whenever funds are made available to the department with an authorization to expend the funds for the department’s performance of all or part of the agreed-upon services, the services so financed shall be performed by the department without reimbursement. Any state funds so used shall be considered as part of the financing needed by the governing body from state and local revenue sources to meet its matching requirements for federal funding.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14083.5.
  

Any funds received by the department from the governing body pursuant to an agreement made pursuant to Section 14081 shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the state account which the department designates. The department shall use the funds for the purposes referred to in Section 14081 in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, and with the contracts, plans, specifications, and terms agreed upon.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14084.
  

If at any time, in carrying out any agreement made pursuant to Section 14081, the required payment of reimbursements becomes a matter in dispute that cannot be resolved by the governing body and the director, it shall be brought before the Controller, who may conduct the necessary audits and interviews to determine the facts, hear both parties to the dispute, and make a final determination as to the reimbursement actually due.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 125. (SB 836) Effective June 27, 2016.)

14085.
  

Whenever any public entity is to receive state or federal funds for the purposes of project planning, design, rights-of-way, construction, acquisition, or improvement of exclusive public mass transit guideways (and their related fixed facilities, power systems, passenger facilities, vehicles, and equipment), it shall prepare for the complete project each of the following that are applicable to the type of project, and transmit them to the department for its review and approval of policies, procedures, and performance standards, which review and approval shall be completed within a reasonable time, on behalf of the State of California, prior to the implementation of the project or the project phases affected:

(a) The overall project financing plan and the overall project development schedule.

(b) Policies, procedures, and performance standards for such matters as the project’s management control systems; public hearings; location studies, preliminary engineering investigations, and environmental impact studies; plans, specifications, and cost estimates; acquisition of rights-of-way and other related real properties; relocation assistance; contract provisions, bidding and awards, change orders, payments and audits, and contractor claims; and material and equipment testing.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14085.5.
  

With respect to the review and approval of policies, procedures, and performance standards pursuant to Section 14085, the department’s authority shall be directed at such matters as the requirements, criteria, process methods, and project management control systems to be used for effectively performing and accomplishing a project’s development; and the department’s authority, as it applies to this specific purpose, shall not be directed at determining such matters as a project’s actual location and design, its actual transport capability, or its actual service features, unless otherwise provided for by statute or mutual agreement.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14086.
  

The department shall adopt guidelines for purposes of Section 14085. The guidelines and the department’s review and approval required pursuant to Section 14085 shall be based on the best contemporary practices and any applicable state or federal laws or regulations for an effective and timely accomplishment and integrity of the project’s development.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14086.5.
  

Before approving an overall project financing plan and an overall project development schedule, the department shall obtain the finding of the California Transportation Commission, and the commission shall transmit its finding to the department within a reasonable time, that the proposal is in accordance with the adopted state transportation improvement program for state funded projects and the adopted regional transportation improvement program for federally funded projects.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 915.)

14087.
  

If the governing body of a public entity wishes to appeal an action of the department taken under Section 14085 the matter shall be appealed to the Secretary of Transportation. Within a reasonable time after receiving the appeal, the secretary shall hear all parties involved and determine the matter, or the secretary may appoint a hearing officer to hear all parties involved and make a recommendation for the consideration of the secretary in determining the matter.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 289. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

14088.
  

For emergency conditions, and for those minor improvement projects which are not interrelated to proposed projects of greater scope, the director may waive any or all of the requirements of Section 14085 when such action is in the public interest.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

14089.
  

Nothing in this article shall be construed to make the receipt of state or federal funds by public entities for the purpose of project planning, design, rights-of-way, construction, acquisition, or improvement of exclusive public mass transit guideways (and their related fixed facilities, power systems, passenger facilities, vehicles, and equipment) contingent upon entering into any agreement with the department pursuant to Section 14081.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1139.)

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