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Bus Riders Union v. Los Angeles County Metro. Transp. Agency, No. B212145

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By FindLaw Staff on November 11, 2009 11:08 AM

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.     

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Filed November 10, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Boren

Counsel

For Appellant:  Natural Resources Defense Council, David Pettit, Tim Grabiel

For Appellee:  Jones Day, Elwood Lui, Brian D. Hershman, Brian M. Hoffstadt, Erica L. Reilley

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