COMPETITIVE FUNDING GRANTS

local streets and roads STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: $200 MILLION ANNUALLY

  • Supports the investment that local communities have made in their region through voter-approved transportation tax measures through matching funds
  • Projects will include road maintenance and rehabilitation purposes and other transportation infrastructure improvements
  • Funds are allocated by the California Transportation Commission, who is proposing to award the funds:
  • 50% on a competitive basis, to ensure smaller jurisdictions are able to compete
  • 50% by formula

trade corridors TRADE CORRIDOR ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM: $300 MILLION ANNUALLY

  • For projects related to the routes and transportation infrastructure vital to California’s trade and freight economy
  • Goes to projects that will make:
  • Improvements to highways so they can more efficiently handle and move freight
  • Freight rail system improvements
  • Enhancements to build up the capacity and efficiency of ports
  • Truck corridor improvements, such as dedicated truck facilities or truck toll facilities
  • Border access improvements
  • Surface transportation, local roads and connector road improvements to help move goods from California’s ports
  • Funding: Nominations by local agencies and the state

congestion relief CONGESTED CORRIDORS PROGRAM: $250 MILLION ANNUALLY

  • To projects from regional agencies and the state that will improve traffic flow and mobility along the state’s most congested routes while also seeking to improve air quality and health
  • Goals for these projects include:
  • Providing more transportation choices for residents, commuters and visitors
  • Improve traffic flow while improving air quality and taking on environmental/health challenges
  • Caltrans and local or regional partners working together to find wide-reaching solutions
  • Funding: Nominations by local agencies and the state

bike and pedestrian ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION: $100 MILLION ANNUALLY

  • Goes to cities, counties and regional transportation agencies for bike lanes, pedestrian paths, sidewalks, safe routes to schools and other projects that help reduce reliance on cars
  • This extra funding represents an 83 percent boost above current funding for the program
  • Funding: Competitive funds, as under the current Active Transportation Program

local matching funds LOCAL PLANNING GRANTS: $25 MILLION ANNUALLY

  • To encourage local and regional planning agencies to further state goals including the goals and best practices in the Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines
  • Funding: Competitive Grants

transit TRANSIT CAPITAL AND OPERATIONS: MORE THAN $700 MILLION ANNUALLY

SB 1 provides a significant infusion of funding for public transit, including formula-based and competitive funding, such as through the:

  • Intercity and Commuter Rail Funding
  • New source of funding of more than $45 million annually
  • 50% of funding will go to agencies responsible for state-supported intercity rail services; 50% to commuter rail services
  • Funding: Allocated by the California State Transportation Agency and guidelines under development
  • Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program
  • Goal is to modernize transit systems, increase ridership, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety
  • This is an existing program but it will be able to expand with additional funding of $250 million annually
  • Funding: Awarded by the California State Transportation Agency through Competitive grants