State Transit Programs
Office Chief, Division of Mass Transportation (DMT)
DMT’s Office of State Transit Programs funds capital improvement and transit operations projects. Staff works in coordination with local and regional transportation agencies, other Caltrans divisions and districts, and the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to administer State funded programs:
- Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP): Funds projects that provide congestion relief, intermodal connectivity and efficient goods movement.
- Proposition 116, the Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990 (CATIA). A bond program to finance acquisition, construction and improvement of rail, transit, bicycle and water borne ferry projects, to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution
- Proposition 1B, (SLPP) Program: Approved as Proposition 1B, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act include $1 billion for the State - Local Partnership Program. Many different project types are eligible for SLPP funding – not just transit. Allocations for transit projects are managed through contracts administered by DMT
- Proposition 1A, the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. This bond program authorized the CTC to develop guidelines - Funding is intended for capital improvements to intercity rail lines, commuter rail lines, and urban rail systems. Projects provide direct connectivity to the high-speed train system or that increase rail capacity or that provide safety improvements are eligible
- Transportation Development Act (TDA) the Office also oversees implementation of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) that channels capital/operations funding directly to eligible agencies in the following two funds: The Local Transportation Fund (LTF) and State Transit Assistance (STA) fund
- Interagency Coordination Program Promotes federally mandated human services transportation coordination and mobility management through interagency coordination with local, state, and national agencies/organizations to meet an increasing demand for better mobility options for older persons, individuals with disabilities, those with low incomes, and the general public
- Proposition 1B (PTMISEA) Program: Approved as Proposition 1B in November 2006, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act includes $4 billion for the Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account (PTMISEA). A total of $1.9 billion has been allocated to over 700 projects. The PTMISEA unit is responsible for the development of program guidelines and desk procedures, monitoring the progress of each project from inception through completion, providing annual and periodic reports to the Legislature, the California Transportation Commission, and the Department of Finance, and uploading and managing program data on the bond accountability website. The PTMISEA unit is the administrating agency for these funds
DMT has developed the Statewide Transit Strategic Plan (STSP) in coordination and partnership with the California Transit (CTA) Association, the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), and transit stakeholders across the state. The goal of the STSP was to set new direction to support public transportation in the future. This project highlights a sustainable transportation system that supports the outcomes of the California Interregional Blueprint. DMT employed both the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to produce the STSP deliverables listed below. (UCB produced the first deliverable; UCLA produced the final three.).
STATEWIDE TRANSIT STRATEGIC PLAN (STSP)
2012 STSP FINAL DELIVERABLES(4) - LISTED IN ORDER OF COMPLETION BY LAST TO FIRST