Bill to focus on Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Public Transportation Infrastructure
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) introduced AB 17 to enact the Transit Pass Program to assist with student public ridership. Public transit fares have risen considerably in many areas across the state. This bill addresses the lack of sufficient pedestrian, bicycling, and public transit opportunities in low-income and working class communities.
Recent reports suggest public transit ridership is decreasing across California, causing several public transit agencies to come dangerously close to missing the “fare box” revenue targets mandated by the federal government. Without reversing this trend, California will have a difficult time decreasing its petroleum use and achieving greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.