AB 378, as amended, Mullin. State Highway 101 corridor.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of the state highway system. Existing law imposes various requirements for the development and implementation of transportation projects.
This bill would
begin delete declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will enable responsible local, regional, and state agencies to substantially improve mobility in the State Highway 101 corridor. The bill would make findings and declarations in that regard.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the
3(a) The State Highway 101 corridor, the 48 miles between
4San Francisco and San Jose, is the most economically productive
begin delete and importantend delete highway corridor in California, with rapidly growing
6employment and tax receipts that greatly benefit workers, small
7business owners, local government budgets, and the state.
8(b) Transportation capacity in the
corridor is grossly insufficient
9to serve the growing number of commuters, leading to heavy and
10growing traffic congestion on State Highway 101 and serious
11overcrowding on Caltrain. Highway congestion is costly and
12inconvenient for commuters, local residents, goods movers, buses,
13and emergency responders.
14(c) In order to sustain the economic engine of the State Highway
15 101 corridor and the quality of life for local residents, swift
16and decisive action by transportation agencies is needed to relieve
begin delete It is common for transportation improvement
18projects to take 10 to 15 years to study, fund, design, and construct;
19however, if commuting conditions are not improved on a much
20shorter timeline, economic prospects for the corridor will be
22(d) A coordinated response from county, regional, and state
23transportation agencies can improve State Highway 101
24corridor operations more effectively than is possible by these
25agencies acting individually. A coordinated agency response that
26integrates carpool or express lane development and operations,
27adaptive ramp metering technology and operations, and ridesharing
28can deliver meaningful commuter relief
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29 and can serve as a model that other highway corridors in the state
It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation
32that will provide such powers, responsibilities, funding and
33financing mechanisms, innovative project delivery authority, and
34governance structures as may be necessary, convenient, and
35beneficial to enable responsible local, regional, and state agencies
36to substantially improve mobility as soon as possible, but no later
37than within five years, in the State Highway 101 corridor in the
P3 1City and County of San Francisco, the County of San Mateo, and
2the County of Santa Clara.