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Department of Transportation Division of Mass Transportation, MS #39
P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

PHONE: (916) 654-8811
FAX: (916) 654-9366
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Proposition 1B

Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account (PTMISEA)

Wendy King
Branch Chief
(916) 651-8239

The Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) was created by Proposition 1B, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. Of the $19.925 billion available to Transportation, $3.6 billion dollars was allocated to PTMISEA to be available to transit operators over a ten-year period. PTMISEA funds may be used for transit rehabilitation, safety or modernization improvements, capital service enhancements or expansions, new capital projects, bus rapid transit improvements, or rolling stock (buses and rail cars) procurement, rehabilitation or replacement. Funds in this account are appropriated annually by the Legislature to the State Controllers Office (SCO) for allocation in accordance with Public Utilities Code formula distributions: 50% allocated to Local Operators based on fare-box revenue and 50% to Regional Entities based on population.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007/08, Senate Bill 88 identified the Department of Transportation as the administering agency. To date, the Legislature has appropriated $2.8 billion to the Program.


      Please Note, until additional PTMISEA funds are appropriated, only allocation requests for FY 10/11 and earlier shall be accepted at this time

    Prior to submitting application/allocation requests Agencies must submit the following:
    • Certification and Assurance
    • Completed February 15, 2014, Semi Annual Report
    • Completed TDA Audit for Fiscal Year 2012-13

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