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DIVISION 12. COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONS [130000 - 130827]

  ( Division 12 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers and Functions [130200 - 130455]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1333. )

ARTICLE 10. Regional Transit Services Program [130450 - 130455]
  ( Heading of Article 10 amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091, Sec. 136. )

130450.
  

For purposes of this article:

(a) “Commissions” means the county transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

(b) “Region” means the multicounty region within the collective jurisdiction of the four commissions.

(c) “Regional transit service” means each existing and planned public transit service, including those which are privately owned and which either receive public funds or are operated under an agreement pursuant to Section 143 of the Streets and Highways Code, whether provided by rail or bus, which operates or is planned for operation between two or more counties within the region.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091, Sec. 137. Section operative on date prescribed in Section 130455.)

130451.
  

(a) The commissions shall jointly develop an implementation program for regional transit services. In developing the program, the commissions shall consult with the Southern California Association of Governments, the California Transportation Commission, the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

(b) The program shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:

(1) A system plan and map of all regional transit services.

(2) An implementation plan and schedule to establish each regional transit service not already in existence, including, if appropriate, a schedule of necessary construction and procurement.

(3) A policy and implementation plan for the coordination of technologies, fares, and schedules to maximize the ability and convenience of passengers to transfer among regional transit services and to and from other publicly owned or privately owned mass transit services in each county connecting to the regional transit services.

(4) A program for the operation of regional transit services to provide as efficient and convenient a service as is appropriate.

(c) The program shall consider the specialized transportation needs of elderly and handicapped persons.

(d) The program shall be consistent with and implement the adopted regional transportation plan for the region.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 114, Sec. 1. Effective May 25, 1990. Section operative on date prescribed in Section 130455.)

130452.
  

The commissions shall hold a joint public hearing in each county in their jurisdiction on the draft program no earlier than 30 days after the draft has been completed. Following the public hearings, each commission shall adopt the regional transit services program.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1091, Sec. 138. Section operative on date prescribed in Section 130455.)

130453.
  

The initial regional transit services draft program shall be completed by December 1, 1990. The initial program need not reflect intercounty bus services. The commissions shall, in accordance with this article, prepare, adopt, and implement a revised regional transit services program every two years. Revisions to the program shall include both intercounty rail and bus services.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 114, Sec. 1. Effective May 25, 1990. Section operative on date prescribed in Section 130455.)

130454.
  

The adopted program shall serve as the basis for a coordinated application submitted by the commissions for funds allocated by the California Transportation Commission. Nothing in this article precludes a commission from applying for funding prior to the adoption of the initial program.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 114, Sec. 1. Effective May 25, 1990. Section operative on date prescribed in Section 130455.)

130455.
  

This article shall become operative only if the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, the Orange County Transportation Commission, the Riverside County Transportation Commission, and the San Bernardino County Transportation Commission, each adopt a resolution making this article applicable to it, in which case the operative date of this article shall be the date upon which the latest of those resolutions is adopted.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 114, Sec. 1. Effective May 25, 1990. Note: This section provides for contingent operation of Article 10, commencing with Section 130450.)

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