AB 476

Department of Transportation: state highways: transit bus pilot program

Authors: 

Mullen

Co-Sponsors: 

California Transit Association

Bill Status: 

Under consideration by Assembly committee

Transform Position: 

Support

This bill would authorize the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to establish a pilot program to authorize a transit operator or operators to operate transit buses on the shoulders of state highways. Only certain transit agencies or operators, and certain stretches of highway would be chosen for the pilot. The applicable regional transportation agency for those projects would be responsible for all associated costs, and, in conjunction with the relevant operators, would be required to submit a report to the legislature about certain aspects of the project two years after it commences.