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Improving Transportation and Public Transit

David was the Assembly lead for Regional Measure 3 (RM3), a bold, traffic-relief plan that was authorized by the State Legislature and was successfully passed by Bay Area voters in June 2018 (SB 595 – 2017). RM3 will provide new funding to replace aging BART cars, extend BART to San Jose and Santa Clara, expand and improve ferry service, accelerate planning for a second Transbay rail crossing and many other critical public transit improvements. 

David advanced the safety and reliability of public transit in San Francisco by extending authorization for the Transit-Only Lane Enforcement (TOLE) program, which allows Muni buses to more efficiently move through San Francisco’s most congested streets (AB 1287 – 2015).

David also successfully promoted increased bicycle use and safety by clarifying the definition of electric motor-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) and updating the regulations to treat low-speed e-bikes more like regular bicycles (AB 1096 – 2015).

David took action to reach California’s climate goals by streamlining the permitting process for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, which will help lower the cost of their installation and further expand the infrastructure needed to accommodate additional electric vehicles on California’s roadways (AB 1236 - 2015).

David passed a law to authorize San Francisco to utilize lane management tools on the I-280 and Highway 101 corridors to incentivize carpooling and transit ridership (AB 2854 – 2018), as well as a law to facilitate the construction of a crucial seismic safety project connecting the Bay Bridge with Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands (AB 2374 – 2016).