Welcome to Senate Committee on Transportation

                                         Senate Transportation Committee 

                          The committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30pm in Room 1200 of 1021 O Street.

                                                                             No scheduled hearings at this time

Position Letters due:

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Call in information: 

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The committee staff does not accept emailed position letter. Please use the link below to submit letters electronically. 

For more information, refer to the 'FAQ' tab.

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To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you.

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00am - 5:00 pm -- Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal.
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill and informational/oversight hearings.

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

Committee Phone:  (916) 651-4121

Committee Staff Email:

Randy Chinn, Chief Consultant – randy.chinn@sen.ca.gov
Melissa White, Principal Consultant  -- melissa.white@sen.ca.gov                                                                                                    Jacob O'Connor, Consultant  -- jacob.oconnor@sen.ca.gov
Brittani White, Committee Assistant – brittani.white@sen.ca.gov






JURISDICTION: Bills relating to California High-Speed Rail Authority, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, fuels, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.



Teleconference Instructions:

Due to the health and safety risks associated with the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Senate will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Accordingly, seating for Senate proceedings will continue to be limited to the extent social distancing allows. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate’s website at https://www.senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony. 

  • Upon calling in, you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.
  • When a committee moves to public comment, a moderator will ask for anyone who is wishing to testify in “Support” of the bill to please press 1-0.  The moderator will again prompt those waiting in “Opposition” when the committee moves to opposition.  You should press 1-0 when you are prompted by the moderator – be sure to listen for support or opposition and DO NOT press 1-0 until the proper position has been asked for. 
  • When you press 1-0 on your phone, you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number, the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  OF IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “In queue” or take yourself “Out of queue” so listen carefully, and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.
  • When you are successfully in the queue, with your assigned line number, the moderator will call out your line number, open your line, and at that time you may address the committee. You must have your own phone unmuted before you begin testimony.


A more detailed explanation of the teleconference instructions can be found by clicking the “Teleconference Instructions” 

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