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(Preliminary Note: The ordinance set forth in Chapter 7-05 was originally enacted as Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was adopted by the Board of Directors on April 26, 2012. It is incorporated here as enacted,, except that, for convenience and consistency, its section headings and numbering have been revised to conform to the style of this Code. While the provisions of this ordinance may be cited by the section headings and numbering used herein, the official ordinance remains that enacted and amended by the board. The inclusion of this ordinance in this Code is not a reenactment or an amendment of the original ordinance, and its inclusion in this Code does not in any way amend its provisions or alter its application.)
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY:
SECTION 1: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority Administrative Code Title 7, Metro ExpressLanes Toll Violations, is hereby established to read as follows:
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Metro") is authorized pursuant to California Streets and Highways Code section 149.9 to operate high occupancy toll facilities, the "Metro ExpressLanes." The implementation and operation of the Metro ExpressLanes is intended to reduce congestion, improving travel and safety for the motoring public. While traveling in the Metro Expresslanes, motorists are required to have a properly mounted transponder associated with a valid FasTrakB Account to facilitate vehicle occupancy validation and the toll collection process pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 23302 et. seq. Motorists who evade the payment of tolls while traveling on the Metro ExpressLanes shall be subject to civil penalties to encourage proper use of the Metro ExpressLanes, pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 40250. This ordinance establishes the administrative procedures and penalties, enacted pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 1 of Division 17 of the California Vehicle Code, to ensure compliance with statute and fairness in the treatment of violators.