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AB 179: Transportation Equity Act (2017 - 2018)

Summary: 

AB 179 (Cervantes), co-sponsored by Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice and ClimatePlan, will restructure the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to ensure diverse representation that promotes equitable transportation planning and protects public health. Recent amendments to the bill directs the Governor to ensure members of the CTC are diverse, including considering commissioners' socio-economic background, professional experience and experience working in or representing disadvantaged communities. AB 179 also requires the CTC to coordinate with the Air Resources Board to meet the state climate goals.

Author: 
Cervantes
Sponsors: 
Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice, ClimatePlan
Category: 
CPEHN Sponsored Legislation
CPEHN Position: 
Support
Status: 
Governor's Desk