Take the implied "must own a car" out of the transit service definition

A trunk lock, no key. Can be opened with pliers and a strip of windshield wiper stainless steel.

Open in new tab: Utilities Code Table of Contents for overview of the context.

Open in new tab: The definition of transit service that needs to be changed

The first part that needs an overhaul is the definition of transit service, linked above, Utilities Code Section 103012.


103012.  "Transit" or "transit service" means the transportation of
passengers and their incidental baggage and parcels by any 
means.

Philosophically I wish I could invoke Ivan Illich's ability to reveal the crippling, limiting effect of this specific definition.

The transit service definition supports an unstated or implied social requirement that everyone in San Mateo County needs to own a car.

"Transit" or "transit service" means the transportation of
passengers and their incidental baggage, parcels, carts, rolling toolboxes and freight containers by any mode of transport provided by this agency. 
It is the intent of this definition to clarify that no resident, workman, traveler, contractor or small business person shall be prohibited from using the transit service to transport baggage, parcels, carts, rolling toolboxes and freight containers, subject to reasonable safety rules and reasonable passenger priority rules.
 Sure there is more to be said here. I call all to post your comments. I will copy and edit them into this text.

Here is another stab at extracting the Transit Service from the auto-mobile culture presumption.

The transit service shall not prohibit, block or impede any home owner, parent, single person, apartment renter, businessman, craftsman, artist, contractor, medical service provider, botanist, farmer or teacher from using the transit service to carry the portable incidental items the person requires.