CA Pub Util Code Section 562


Whenever the commission, on its own motion or upon the complaint of a public utility, finds that public convenience and necessity require the use by a public utility of all, or any part, of the passenger vessel terminal facilities operated or controlled by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, and the district and the public utility are unable to agree upon the use or the terms and conditions or compensation therefor, the commission shall by order direct that the use by the public utility be permitted, and prescribe a reasonable compensation and reasonable terms and conditions to be charged and observed, including, but not limited to, all related costs of construction, capital improvement, leasing or rental, and maintenance.


Notwithstanding Section 27280 of the Streets and Highways Code or any other provision of law, and for purposes of this section only, the passenger vessel service of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is subject to the jurisdiction of the commission and the provisions of this part. The commission shall have no jurisdiction over the operation of passenger vessels by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District or any other operation of the district except as specifically provided in this section.


The commission shall require that any public utility which provides passenger-ferry or other transportation service for the district first obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing such operations.


Any public utility which initiates any complaint pursuant to this section shall reimburse the commission for its reasonable expenses in hearing and determining the complaint.


The commission may establish such rules as it determines necessary to carry out this section.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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