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File #: 2017-0820   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Filed
File created: 12/6/2017 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action: 1/17/2018
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE report on the distribution of Metro ExpressLanes California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued citations.
Sponsors: Ad Hoc Congestion Reduction Committee
Indexes: Distributions (Statistics), Janice Hahn, Metro ExpressLanes, Motion / Motion Response, Tolls, Traffic distribution
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 37.1, 2. Attachment B ā€“ Transponder Related Fees, Penalties & Finesā€™ Dist, 3. Attachment C- DOJ Distribution of Criminal/Traffic Fines, 4. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0015
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AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAYS AND ROADS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO EXPRESSLANES CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY
PATROL CITATION DISTRIBUTION

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE report on the distribution of Metro ExpressLanes California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued citations.

Issue
ISSUE

At the October 2017 Board meeting, Motion 37.1 by Director Hahn was approved requesting a report back in January 2018 of a breakdown of Metro ExpressLanes citations, identification of the entities that receive the collected fees, and the viability of redirecting the citation revenue to the Metro ExpressLanes Program.
Background
BACKGROUND

The Metro ExpressLanes system identifies all vehicles without transponders through license plate images and with assistance from the DMV, issues a notice of toll evasion inclusive of the toll and a $25 fine to the vehicle's owner. All funds generated in this manner are directly provided to the Metro ExpressLanes program.

For all other enforcement activities such as placement of the transponder on the wrong setting to avoid payment, the ExpressLanes program provides funding to the CHP. The CHP may issue a citation for ExpressLanes enforcement or any other non-ExpressLanes enforcement activity. Below is a chart of the citations issued during FY17 illustrating that approximately 42% of the citations issued last year are transponder-related.



DISCUSSION

At the present time, none of the revenue generated by CHP issued citations is returned to Metro. Tolling citation revenues follow the same overall distribution as any other traffic citation revenue as originally established in 1953. Per state law, none of the tolling agencies in the State receives revenue from CHP citations issued, rather, as stated above, the tolling agencies, like Metro, receive 100% of the revenue generated by the notice of toll evasion issued by the tolling system.

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