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DIVISION 16.5. STATE TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR PRESERVATION [161000 - 161031]

  ( Division 16.5 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions and Definitions [161000 - 161004]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1. )

161000.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares as follows:

(1) Transportation is vital to the state’s economy, and a complete transportation system is essential in times of disaster.

(2) Transportation corridors should be protected from uses which are incompatible with transportation requirements.

(3) Important potential transportation corridors are being developed for other purposes.

(b) It is, therefore, the intent of the Legislature in enacting this division to vest in the Department of Transportation responsibility for implementing a program of transportation right-of-way protection and conservation within essential transportation corridors by acquiring and holding transportation corridor lands which would otherwise be lost to public use.

(c) It is the further intent of the Legislature in enacting this division to preserve land which is needed or will be needed for transportation corridors consistent with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1.)

161001.
  

As used in this division, “commission” means the California Transportation Commission.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1.)

161002.
  

As used in this division, “department” means the Department of Transportation.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1.)

161003.
  

As used in this division, “secretary” means the Secretary of Transportation.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 510. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

161004.
  

As used in this division, “transportation corridor” means an area or one or more parcels of land that meets any of the following requirements:

(a) Designated by the commission as necessary under the adopted state transportation improvement plan.

(b) Designated by a transportation planning agency, county transportation commission, or the San Diego County Metropolitan Transit Development Board as necessary under the adopted regional transportation implementation plan.

(c) Within the adopted route of a state highway.

(d) Within the adopted route of a county or city highway or exclusive mass transit guideway which is consistent with the county or city general plan.

(e) Designated by the commission as being within one of two or more proposed routes or alignments for a state highway.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 781, Sec. 1.)

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