- Air Quality
- Collaborative Planning Branch
- Overall Work Program Guidance & Products
- Regional Planning Handbook
- Partnership Planning & Transit Planning Grants
- Regional Transportation Planning Guidelines
- Contacts for Caltrans Regional Planning, California Transportation Agencies, and Federal Transportation Partners
- Senate Bill 375
- Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE)
Partnership Planning & Transit Planning Grants
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2014 Caltrans Transportation Planning Grants Application Guide is now available. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2013 and grant award announcements will be made during the summer of 2013. Please click on the link below for application requirements and information.
- DOTP Transportation Planning Grants - Information on current and past grant cycles.
Our Final Products library resource is now available. Some Final Products are available in electronic format. To access the documents, please select the hyperlink on the Final Products document link below. For hard-copy documents, please contact Dara Wheeler or Priscilla Martinez Velez.
FHWA Partnership Planning
The Partnership Planning grant program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (State Planning and Research, Part I). The Federal Highway Administration has authorized Caltrans to distribute these grant funds. The objective of the Partnership Planning program is to encourage or strengthen multi-agency and/or government-to-government partnerships. The projects must be jointly performed with Caltrans. The proposed Partnerships Planning projects must have a statewide and/or regional benefit. The anticipated benefits of the project must ultimately result in improvements to the statewide or regional transportation system.
Example Project Types:
- Studies that identify regional, inter-county, and/or statewide mobility and access needs
- Corridor studies and corridor preservation studies
- Projects that evaluate transportation issues involving ground access to international borders, seaports, airports, intermodal facilities, freight hubs, and recreational sites
FTA 5304 Transit Planning
The Transit Planning grant program is funded by the Federal Transit Administration. The Federal Transit Administration has authorized Caltrans to distribute these grant funds.
Statewide or Urban Transit Planning Studies
The objective of the Statewide or Urban Transit Planning Studies is to address transit planning issues of statewide or regional significance. The proposed planning studies are intended to improve transit services and to facilitate congestion relief by offering an alternative to the singe occupant vehicle
Example Project Types:
- Identification of policies and procedures to integrate transit into the transportation system planning process
- Statewide transit planning surveys and research
- Identification of policies, strategies, and programs to preserve transit facilities and optimize transit infrastructure
- Development of transit planning and travel forecasting tools and models
Rural or Small Urban Transit Planning Studies
The objective of the Rural or Small Urban Planning Studies program is to help transit providers with technical planning for the operation and maintenance of the transit system. The intent is to support transit and/or intermodal planning studies that show benefit to rural or small urban service areas with a population of 100,000 or less.
Example Project Types:
- Short-range transit development plans
- Transit marketing plans
- Site selection studies
- Transit service implementation plans
- Ridership survey
- Social service improvement studies
Transit Planning Student Internships
The objective of the Transit Planning Student Internship program is to provide student internships in transit planning at public transportation agencies. The intent is to foster the education of university and community college students with an interest in the field of transit planning. Internships are for students only.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Reporting (DBE)
Grant recipients are required to report any Partnership and/or Transit Planning grant-funded contracting opportunities that may involve DBE participation. For details about DBE requirements, please visit our DBE webpage.
Additional Tools and Information
- Close-out Form
- Sample Scope of Work
- Scope of Work Template
- Project Schedule Checklist, Template, and Sample
- Local Match Calculator
- 2011 Regional Planning Handbook.
- Payee Data Record
- Sample Third Party Valuation Plan and Checklist
- Sample Local Resolultion and Checklist
- FTA Certification and Assurance
- Fund Transfer Agreement Template