Denial of plaintiffs' petition for writ of mandate in their challenge of the use by defendant-Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) of a statutory rate-setting exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is affirmed where: 1) the administrative record contains substantial evidence that MTA's fare increase was enacted for one or more permissible purposes under Pub. Resources Code section 21080(b)(8); and 2) the MTA's findings satisfy the specificity requirement in that provision.
Filed November 10, 2009
Opinion by Judge Boren
For Appellant: Natural Resources Defense Council, David Pettit, Tim Grabiel