Statement by Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma Regarding Veto of AB 2200

SACRAMENTO -Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma's (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) released the statement below after Governor Edmund Brown Jr. vetoed AB 2200, a bill which would cut commute time from San Francisco to Sacramento.

"I am very disappointed that Governor Brown vetoed AB 2200. This bill received overwhelming bipartisan support by the legislature as it moved through the process because many of their constituents have also been caught up in traffic while the high-occupancy vehicle lane between the Bay Bridge and Carquinez Bridge remains unused. Nonetheless, I hope the Governor will take a look at this corridor with his Caltrans leadership as even they admitted in testimony during policy committee hearings that this HOV lane is highly underutilized. Perhaps now that the discussion has taken place, Caltrans will be more receptive to making the administrative changes that will benefit the people who actually use these lanes. People need to get to work, get their kids to school and make other appointments and they want government to work for them. An empty HOV lane in a busy corridor does not make sense."

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