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Report ID: 22-438   
Type: Regular - External Affairs
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 8/10/2022 Final action: 8/10/2022
Recommended Action: Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report and approval of legislative positions, if necessary.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att. 1 - Federal Update, 3. Att. 2 - State Report, 4. Att. 3 - State Matrix, 5. Att. 4 - 2022 Federal Advocacy Program, 6. Att. 5 - 2022 State Advocacy Program, 7. SB 917_Letter of Concern_AC Transit_Signed, 8. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Monthly Legislative Report



Consider receiving the Monthly Legislative Report and approval of legislative positions, if necessary.


Goal - Strong Public and Policymaker Support
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

The Monthly Legislative Report helps the District track state, regional and federal legislation to ensure alignment with the District's Strategic Plan and the specific goal of having strong public and policy maker support. Policy decisions at all levels of government can positively or negatively affect District operations and revenues and as such, are important to track and influence as needed.


There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this report.


Federal Update

The House is expected to take up the FY 2023 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, which has been combined with five other appropriations bills, the week of July 17. At the time this staff report was composed the Senate had yet to release text or officially set a markup schedule for its version of the transportation spending bill and other appropriations packages. It is expected, however, that the Senate will unveil its slate of fiscal 2023 appropriations bills at the end of July.

On July 7, USDOT released a new proposed rule that would require state DOTs and metropolitan planning organizations that have National Highway System mileage within their geographic boundaries (which includes the Metropolitan Transportation Commission / Association of Bay Area Governments) to "establish declining carbon dioxide (CO2) targets and to establish a method for the measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with transportation." Critics of the proposal quickly pointed...

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