Sen. Price’s Bill Goes To Governor
September 5, 2012
Legislation that allows the California Transportation Commission to relinquish park-and ride lots associated with a state highway to a county transportation commission or regional transportation agency went to the Governor’s desk on Friday.
The bill, authored by Senator Curren Price (D-Los Angeles), is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
It is necessary to allow the local agency to enter into agreement with CalTrans to take ownership and responsibility over the operation and maintenance of selected state-owned park and ride lots in Los Angeles County.
In doing so, this bill would allow Metro to make effective use of facilities and increase public transit ridership by rehabilitating the lots, many of which are in a state of disrepair and suffer from a lack of adequate maintenance.
This bill received bipartisan support and there is no opposition.