AB 1287 Makes Permanent a Program to Keep Transit-Only Lanes Clear of Double-Parked Vehicles
SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown yesterday signed Assembly Bill 1287 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), which will make permanent a program in San Francisco that helps to keep transit-only lanes clear of double-parked vehicles. The Transit-Only Lane Enforcement Program, or TOLE, was first authorized as a pilot program in 2007, and extended in 2011, by legislation authored by then-Assemblywoman and current Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma.
“Muni has to go faster than 8 miles an hour,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “As we increase service on Muni and our economy continues to grow, we have to make sure that our transit system can operate efficiently and reliably. Everyone who rides Muni in San Francisco appreciates the Governor’s support of this bill.”