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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 14. SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT [102000 - 102700]

  ( Part 14 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

CHAPTER 1. Title of Act and Policy [102000 - 102002]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

102000.
  

This part shall be known and may be cited as the “Sacramento Regional Transit District Act.”

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102001.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares:

(a) It is necessary that a transit district be established to operate a single unified public transportation system in the Sacramento region in order to meet the present and future public transportation, and mass and rapid transit, needs of that region. The existing Sacramento Transit Authority, because of its limited legal and financial base, is unable to solve the transit problems of the Sacramento region and provide the needed comprehensive public transportation system.

(b) It is, therefore, necessary to provide a successor corporation to the authority, to wit: a transit district, and to provide for the formation of such transit district appointed by and responsive to the cities and counties in the Sacramento region served by the district so that there will be sufficient governmental authority to solve the existing and future transportation problems of the Sacramento region and provide the needed comprehensive public transportation system.

(c) Because there is no general law under which such a district could be formed, the adoption of a special act enabling the creation of a special district is required.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 189.)

102002.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the formation of this district shall further the concept of regional rapid transit and transit districts, with the eventual goal of the creation of a network of rapid transit systems throughout the state which would be operated as a single coordinated statewide system to facilitate the expeditious movement of people between the major metropolitan centers of the state.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 189.)

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