CA Lawmaker Introduces Bill AB1273 to Limit Transportation Corridor Agencies’ Planning Authority

California Assemblymember Bill Brough has recently introduced state legislation that would vastly restrict the authority of the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), limiting the joint powers authority’s scope and putting a moratorium on incurring additional debt related to the toll roads.

Assembly Bill 1273 aims to bar the TCA from planning and developing any bridge or major thoroughfare after Jan. 1, 2020, as well as turn over the toll roads to the state after the bonds have been paid.

It would also place a ban on new JPAs from being created for the purposes of constructing “bridge facilities or major thoroughfares,” while prohibiting the TCA from “incurring new bonded indebtedness.”