Provides an additional $350 million in public transit funding for fleet and service improvements

Expands service and connectivity

Helps California meet ambitious clean air goals by 2030

public transit funding PUBLIC TRANSIT PROGRAMS

SB 1 provides an additional $350 million in public transit funding each year.

  • State Transit Assistance (STA) Program: $250 million annually
  • This money will go to help transit agencies fund their capital infrastructure and operational costs.
  • This money is distributed via current funding formulas based on agency revenue and population.
  • State of Good Repair Program (SGR): $105 annually
  • Funding for transit capital projects or services to maintain or repair existing transit fleets and facilities; new vehicles or facilities that improve existing transit services; or transit services that complement local efforts to repair and improve local transportation infrastructure.
  • This money is made available to eligible transit operators based on the STA formula

For more information about these programs, visit Caltrans' State of Good Repair Program page.


TIRCP will receive an additional $300 million annually from SB 1 dollars. These competitive grants fund transformative projects that modernize transit systems, increase ridership, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety. A minimum of 25% of funding is dedicated to provide direct benefit to disadvantaged communities.

The program helps fund projects that are:

  • Significant expansions of commuter and intercity rail
  • Major investments in light rail and heavy rail transit projects, involving new corridors as well as expansion of service in existing corridors
  • Rollout of expanded services using zero emission buses, both in urban areas, and over longer distance commuter routes.
  • Efforts to better serve disadvantaged communities through improved transportation options and reduced emissions in the community

Transformative projects could include:

  • BART to San Jose Extension
  • Expanded Los Angeles Union Station Capacity
  • Extended and improved community and intercity rail services
  • Investments in streetcars, and other local transit, especially that tied to the intercity network

Complete list of projects


Senate Bill 1 created the State Rail Assistance Program by directing a portion of new revenue specifically to intercity rail and commuter rail. The majority of program funding is directed by statutory formula to rail operators.

These projects are focused investments by the state to improve commuter and intercity rail service across the state, reduce air pollution and ease traffic congestion.

State Rail Assistance provides California's commuter and intercity rail agencies with dependable supplemental revenue that they can use to improve rail service in various ways, including:

  • Operations funding for expanded service
  • Increased customer amenities such as discounted tickets
  • Capital investments such as new and cleaner-emissions rolling stock to increase capacity and reduce emissions
  • Track and station investments that can reduce travel times, delays, improve accessibility and enhance the customer experience

In January 2018, CalSTA selected 16 State Rail Assistance Projects including:

  • Funding for Saturday service for the Altamont Corridor Express
  • Increased weekday and weekend service for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system
  • Vehicle rehabilitation, signal modernization and bike parking improvements for Caltrain
  • New Tier IV, clean locomotives that will provide a faster and more reliable trip for passengers on the Coaster corridor in San Diego

Complete list of projects - as of January 30, 2018


In addition to these transit dedicated programs, SB 1 also provides additional programs which can help fund transit projects including: