AB 726, as amended, Nazarian. Vehicles: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Existing law imposes a 40-foot limitation on the length of vehicles that may be operated on the highways, with specified exemptions. Existing law exempts from this limitation, among other things, an articulated bus or articulated trolley coach that does not exceed a length of 60 feet.
This bill would authorize the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to operate articulated buses that do not exceed a length of 82 feet on the route designated as the Orange Line in the County of Los Angeles.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 35400.75 is added to the Vehicle Code, 2immediately following Section 35400.7, to read:
(a) Notwithstanding Section 35400, the Los Angeles
4County Metropolitan Transportation Authority created pursuant
5to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 130050) of Division 12
6of the Public Utilities Code may operate articulated buses that do
7not exceed a length of 82 feet on the route designated as the Orange
8Line in the County of Los
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12 Implementation of this section is subject to
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14 collective bargaining requirements under Article 10
15(commencing with Section 30750) of Chapter 5 of Part 3 of
16Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code and the Los Angeles
17County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transit
18Employer-Employee Relations Act (Chapter 7 (commencing with
19Section 99560) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities
The Legislature finds and declares that a special law
26is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable
27within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California
28Constitution because of the unique circumstances of a large number
29of riders using buses operated by the Los Angeles County
30Metropolitan Transportation Authority on the Orange Line and
31the need to reduce overcrowding on those buses.