Bill Tracker

SB 480 (Hueso) Bridge safety projects: State Highway Account: funding

Position:Watch
Status:Assembly Transportation Committee
Summary:
SB 480, as amended, Hueso. San Diego-Coronado Bridge: safety study.

 (1) Existing law requires a project study report or project study report equivalent that is prepared for any new project involving the construction of a new bridge, or the replacement of a bridge with a history of documented suicides, which project is included in the regional transportation improvement program, the interregional transportation improvement program, or the state highway operation and protection program, to include a document demonstrating that a suicide barrier was a feature considered during the project’s planning process. Existing law defines “bridge” for these purposes.

This bill would require the Department of Transportation, no later than February 1, 2018, to update the Legislature, the Assembly Committee on Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing regarding any feasibility studies completed for proposed projects designed to improve safety and mitigate suicide risks on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. The bill would require the department, no later than June 30, 2018, to also update the Legislature and those legislative committees regarding any scoping reports for any proposed projects for which a feasibility study was completed pursuant to those provisions, containing specified timelines and information, as prescribed.
 
(2) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Comments:
  • Designated as a "high priority" on the Agenda for the May 17, 2017 meeting of the California Transportation Commission.
More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:April 5, 2018