Existing law vests the Department of Transportation (CalTrans) with full possession and control of all state highways and all property and rights in property acquired for state highway purposes. Existing law requires CalTrans to adopt rules and regulations that allow the placement, near exits on freeways in rural areas, of information signs identifying specific roadside businesses, including a business offering electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities.
This bill would require CalTrans, in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), to develop and design light-duty zero-emission vehicle charging and fueling station signage to be placed along state highways based on charger or fueling type and vehicle compatibility, to increase consumer confidence in locating electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen fueling stations. The bill would authorize CalTrans to adopt regulations for these purposes.
Committee Location: Senate Rules Committee, awaiting assignment as of March 6.
Bill Author: Tom Umberg: