AB 1525 (Bonta) Transportation finance, equity, vulnerable communities

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Existing law establishes the Transportation Agency (CalSTA), which consists of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Transportation Commission (CTC), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Department of Transportation (CalTrans), the High-Speed Rail Authority, and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun. CalSTA is under the supervision of the Secretary of Transportation, who has the power of general supervision over each department within the agency. The Secretary, among other duties, is charged with developing and reporting to the Governor on legislative, budgetary, and administrative programs to accomplish coordinated planning and policy formulation in matters of public interest, including transportation projects.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact future legislation to promote equity first in transportation funding and to prioritize funding to vulnerable communities.

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Bill Author: Mia Bonta.