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AB-2057 San Francisco Bay area: public transportation.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/03/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2057


Introduced by Assembly Member Chiu
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Levine, Ting, and Wicks)

February 03, 2020


An act relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2057, as introduced, Chiu. San Francisco Bay area: public transportation.
Existing law creates the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a local area planning agency for the 9-county San Francisco Bay area with comprehensive regional transportation planning and other related responsibilities. Existing law creates various transit districts located in the San Francisco Bay area, with specified powers and duties relative to providing public transit services.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation relating to public transportation in the 9-county San Francisco Bay area.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to later enact legislation that would do all of the following:
(a) Require future regional funds for public transportation in the nine-county San Francisco Bay area to be conditioned on advancing institutional reforms that improve accountability and establish a seamlessly integrated regional transit system, so that these funds are responsibly spent and advance state mobility and environmental goals.
(b) Integrate all transit in the region to operate as one seamless, easy-to-use, multimodal transit system from the perspective of the user.
(c) Create an integrated system of transit that is simple, fair, and affordable for users.
(d) Equitably expand and improve access to high-quality, reliable public transportation.
(e) Prioritize institutional reforms that support the creation of a more seamless public transportation network.