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News Update: Assembly Bill 43

Posted on: March 26th, 2021 by iteadmin No Comments

This news update is provided for informational purposes only. NorCal ITE is not taking a stance on this legislation.

What is AB 43?

AB 43 attempts to address the methods that municipalities are allowed for setting legally enforceable speed limits on streets within their jurisdictions.   

For example, AB 43 seeks to change the California Vehicle Code sections pertaining to the setting of speed limits setting:

  • Requires traffic surveyors to take into account the presence of vulnerable groups, including children, seniors, the unhoused and persons with disabilities when setting speed limits;
  • Permits cities to lower speed limits beyond the 85th percentile on streets with high injuries and fatalities, and ensures they will not have to raise a speed limit on a road if there have been no design changes; and limits the need for updated traffic surveys on certain streets; and
  • Provides for greater flexibility in setting school speed limits.
  • Allows for 25 mph speed limits in downtowns without the need for a speed survey if listed factors are met.

AB 43 also seeks to eliminate the reference to the California Roads Systems (CRS) in the “speed trap” section of the CVC

AB 43 is the result of almost 2 years of discussions by the California Secretary of Transportation’s  “Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force”. Information about this Task Force may be accessed through the following links:

https://calsta.ca.gov/subject-areas/enforcement-and-safety/zero-traffic-fatalities#:~:text=Assembly%20Bill%202363%20(Friedman)%20established,reduce%20traffic%20fatalities%20to%20zero

https://calsta.ca.gov/-/media/calsta-media/documents/zero-traffic-fatalities-task-force-invited-member-list-a11y.pdf

ITE Webinar Series – Voices of Diversity & Inclusion

Posted on: February 17th, 2021 by iteadmin No Comments

What does diversity & inclusion mean to you in your day-to-day work? Why is it important? What have folks been doing to improve transportation by considering diversity and inclusion? Come join the ITE Oregon Section who is hosting a series of four virtual Section lunchtime meetings from February until April. A fifth student-specific session will also be hosted on the topic. These sessions are open to all ITE members (as a Joint Sections Meeting through the support of WesternITE) and conveniently placed in the lunchtime hour (Pacific).

Sessions are free to ITE members by registering at the WesternITE website. Proceeds from non-member fees will be contributed with the WesternITE Student Endowment Fund.Save the Dates:

  • February 17th – Voices of Thought Leaders
  • February 24th – Business Voices in Transportation
  • March 3rd – Agency Voices in Transportation
  • March 31st – Voices of Professional Societies you may not know of
  • April 7th – Voices of Students