California Transportation Commission Approves Second Round of SB 1 Funding for Local Improvements
Self-help cities and counties to receive millions in new gas tax revenue
[Stockton] – Today, the California Transportation Commission (Commission) voted to commit more than $72 million in new revenue from the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1) to dozens of local transportation improvement projects across the state.
The 2019 Local Partnership Formulaic Program adopted by the Commission today is the second cycle of SB 1 funding awarded to eligible cities and counties with voter approved taxes, tolls, and fees dedicated solely to transportation. The Commission approved 33 projects for paving, road rehabilitation, public transit expansion, pedestrian improvements and much more.
“By approving local measures, voters in these cities and counties have clearly demonstrated their commitment to investing in transportation,” said Commission Chair Fran Inman. “The projects adopted by the Commission today will leverage the funding provided by these communities to improve safety, mobility, quality of life, and economic growth.”
The Local Partnership Program provides eligible self-help cities and counties with new revenue generated by SB 1 each year to fund a wide range of transportation improvement projects. Half of the funds are distributed by formula, while the other half are awarded through a competitive program.
In January, the Commission approved the first round of formula funding, dedicating $176.5 million to 69 projects across Fiscal Years (FY) 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The projects approved in the 2019 Local Partnership Formulaic Program (FY 2019-20) include a variety of important transportation improvements throughout the state. Examples include:
Riverside County Transportation Commission
• Riverside County Transportation Commission – I-215/Placentia Avenue Interchange
$7 million to provide a new interchange to improve mobility, traffic flow, traffic congestion, and enhance air quality.
Sacramento Transportation Authority
• Sacramento Regional Transit District – Circulator Bus Service Expansion
$991,000 to fund the expansion of service throughout the district with the purchase of electric and/or gasoline buses for safe, reliable, and affordable transportation.