AB-2222: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: Transit Pass Program

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Holden
Status: Dead
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would continuously appropriate $50,000,000 annually from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for the Transit Pass Program, to be administered by the Department of Transportation. The bill would require that funding be allocated by the Controller, as specified, upon a determination by the department, that transit pass programs of public agencies to provide free or reduced-fare transit passes to public school students and community college, California State University, and University of California. meet certain requirements. The bill would require the Department of Transportation, in coordination with the State Air Resources Board, to develop guidelines that describe the criteria that eligible transit providers shall use to make available free or reduced-fare transit passes to eligible participants and the methodologies that eligible participants would use to demonstrate that the proposed expenditures will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The bill would require that at least 30% of the moneys allocated under the Transit Pass Program benefit disadvantaged communities, as specified. The bill would require eligible transit providers and eligible participants to enter into agreements for the distribution of free or reduced-fare transit passes to students.

Download AAP Positional Letter: Letter of Support