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Sacramento - Assembly Speaker Pro Tem, Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) today introduced AB 378 which seeks to provide a framework for addressing major congestion along California State Highway 101 through San Mateo County. 

Bay Area residents are well aware of and in many instances are benefitting from the strong local economy.  However, an unfortunate side effect of the economic recovery has been increased congestion and traffic delays on our roadways including California State Highway 101. 

AB 378 makes findings and declarations that the 48 mile Highway 101 corridor between San Francisco and San Jose is the most economically productive and important highway corridor in California.  AB 378 also finds that transportation capacity in the corridor is grossly insufficient to serve the growing number of commuters, leading to heavy and growing traffic congestion and serious overcrowding on Caltrain.  In addition, AB 378 declares that in order to sustain the economic engine of the Highway 101 corridor and the quality of life for local residents, swift and decisive action by transportation agencies is needed to relieve commuter congestion. Finally, if statutory changes are needed AB 378 will provide the requisite authority.

“I look forward to bringing business leaders, transportation planners, and local governments together,” said Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, “and to engage the commuting public as well, to develop a corridor strategy to equitably alleviate congestion that we all experience on the Peninsula.” 

“This may be a multi-year process, but given the impact traffic delays have on all of our lives, we need to start this process ASAP.” 

Kevin Mullin represents the 22nd Assembly District and is the Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. He chairs the Select Committee on Biotechnology and serves on the following committees:  Budget, Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration, Business and Professions, Local Government, Utilities & Commerce, and Revenue and Taxation. The 22nd district includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, portions of South San Francisco and the San Mateo County Coastside communities of Montara and Moss Beach.

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