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Streets and Highways Code - SHC


  ( Division 16 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 284. )


  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 286. )

CHAPTER 18. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District [27500 - 27567]

  ( Chapter 18 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678. )

ARTICLE 2. Planning [27530 - 27533]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678. )


The Legislature finds and declares that since July 1, 1971, the district has been freed of bonded indebtedness. The prospective continuing role of the district and its responsibilities in the field of transportation are policy questions of major importance to the citizens of California, the people and communities regularly served by the Golden Gate Bridge, the district, and the Legislature.

It is desirable, therefore, that all concerned have a common basis for considering the issues and exercising judgment. To this end, the district is directed to develop a transportation facilities plan.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678.)


The transportation facilities plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) A definition of the district’s future responsibilities for providing transportation services. Alternative proposals are encouraged. Abolishment of the district should be one alternative, in which case recommendations should be made for necessary transfer of powers and duties.

(b) A priority schedule for assuming each of any proposed added responsibilities.

(c) Necessary changes in the district’s organizational structure in order to be responsive to any changed responsibilities.

(d) An estimate of the expenditures that may be necessary to support any added responsibilities.

(e) A definition of any capital improvements that may be required.

(f) A long-range estimate of bridge revenues, operating costs, and net revenues that may be available as required to provide proposed transportation services.

(g) A special element addressed to the interfacing of transportation modes.

(h) Explicit consideration must be given to the environmental and social values of the communities affected.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678.)


In developing the transportation facilities plan, the district shall hold public hearings so that interested persons and organizations are provided an opportunity to express their viewpoints.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678.)


No long-range transportation plan of the district shall be adopted unless such plan is consistent with the regional transportation plan of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and approved by the commission.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 678.)

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