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DIVISION 11. TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT BOARDS [120000 - 120702]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 294. )

CHAPTER 4. Powers and Functions [120200 - 120478]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 294. )

ARTICLE 10. Transit Service Dispute Resolution [120475 - 120478]
  ( Heading of Article 10 renumbered from Article 9 by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1124, Sec. 14. )

120475.
  

The board shall coordinate the operation of all regional public transit services which operate within the area under the jurisdiction of the board so as to achieve efficient operation thereof and shall establish procedures to resolve disputes between public transit operators and local agencies. The objective of the coordination is to ensure that regional operators, the local operators, and local public agencies do not compete or unnecessarily duplicate services, but assist each other to provide the maximum level of transit service to the general public at the lowest possible cost.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 745, Sec. 1.)

120476.
  

The board shall act in full cooperation and coordination with the regional operators, the local operators, and the local public agencies in such matters as schedules, routes, and exchange of transfers. The role of the board in coordinating, reviewing, and resolving conflicts, approving plans, and developing programs shall be a cooperative effort with the operators and public agencies and shall be executed so as not to unnecessarily impede or slow the transportation planning and programming process. The board shall adopt procedures which shall include a provision that would provide a process whereby any operator or agency involved in a dispute could settle the matter without requiring board involvement.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 745, Sec. 1.)

120477.
  

(a) The board shall resolve regional transit service disputes between local agencies and transit operators which provide services in the area, pursuant to the rules and regulations adopted by the board.

(b) In resolving a regional transit service dispute pursuant to rules and regulations it has adopted, the board, on a case-by-case basis, may, by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting members, resolve the dispute, notwithstanding Sections 99280 and 99281.

(c) Nothing in this article shall supersede the lawful authority of any local public agency to regulate and provide for transit services within its jurisdiction or the duties and authority of the North San Diego County Transit Development Board pursuant to Sections 125105 and 125260.

(d) Regional service shall be characterized by operating speed above the system average, limited stops, and moderate service frequencies connecting different communities or cities.

(Added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 745, Sec. 1.)

120478.
  

The rules and regulations adopted by the board shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Criteria to determine the definition and validity of a regional transit service dispute.

(b) Procedures for the submission of a regional transit service dispute to the board.

(c) The information, such as the matter in dispute, to be included in the notice to be sent to the parties in the regional transit service dispute.

(d) The procedure for mediation prior to a hearing before a transit coordination and service committee.

(e) The appointment, if mediation fails, of a transit coordination and service committee, consisting of board members, to hold a public hearing on the regional transit service dispute in the locality of the dispute and to make reports of its findings of fact and its recommendations regarding the dispute to the board.

(f) The adoption of one or more alternative procedures for the review and resolution of regional disputes involving the San Diego Transit Corporation, to be mutually agreed upon by the parties to the dispute.

(g) If the regional dispute involves one or more local agencies not within the area governed by the board, the adoption of one or more alternative procedures for the review and resolution of the dispute, to be mutually agreed upon by the parties to the dispute.

(h) Actions the board may take to resolve the dispute.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1576, Sec. 18.)

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