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P.O. Box 942874 Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

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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. The final appropriation of program funds was made in the FY 2014-15 State Budget.


    Agencies with remaining PTMISEA funds available may submit Allocation Requests by November 5, 2016 to be funded Spring 2017. The Budget Act of 2016 re-appropriated the remaining balances of the FY 2008-09 through FY 2014-15 PTMISEA appropriations, extending the deadline for allocations until June 30, 2018.

    The Program anticipates two cycles of allocations in the FY 17-18 year, with the following deadlines to submit allocation requests:
    • Fall 2017 Cycle - allocation requests due May 2017
    • Spring 2018 Cycle - allocation requests due November 2017

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