State transportation infrastructure will receive roughly half of new SB 1 funding: $26 billion. The state has already begun making critical improvements throughout California. Caltrans has already completed 90 projects, awarded or begun construction on 92 projects and has begun work (including design and environmental clearance) on an additional 332 projects. As of April 2018, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated approximately $7.1 Billion in SB 1 Funds.
On April 25, the CTC posted recommendations for the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program, Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, and Local Partnership Program these 61 projects, up for adoption at the May CTC Meeting, will total over $2.7 billion.
Caltrans will repair or replace 17,000 miles of pavement in 10 years
$250 million annually for congestion solutions
Over $700 million for better transit commutes
Freight Improvements to support the $740 billion industry
STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM FUNDS
SB 1 funding will be used to tackle deferred maintenance needs on the state highway system, including:
STATE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS: $15 BILLION
State Highway Improvements include repairing and resurfacing hundreds of miles of highways to extend the service life of California roads. Caltrans will also improve lane-line visibility and motorist safety with new striping across the state.
FIX/REPLACE BRIDGES, CULVERTS, DRAINAGE: $4 BILLION
Funding to fix and replace deficient bridge and repair culverts and drainage systems.
SB 1 funds will also be used to restore the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), whose funds can be used to build new roads and increase capacity on California's roads and highways. Before SB 1, the CTC needed to cut and delay $1.5 billion in STIP projects due to lack funding. These projects, which include new capacity projects, are now eligible to move forward.
For more information, visit the CTC's State Transportation Improvement Program page.
A BETTER TRANSPORTATION FUTURE
By 2027, Caltrans will repair or replace
17,000 MILES OF PAVEMENT
55,000 CULVERTS OR DRAINS
7,700 SIGNALS, SIGNS AND SENSORS
TRADE CORRIDOR ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (TCEP): $300 MILLION ANNUALLY
- For projects related to the routes and transportation infrastructure vital to California's trade and freight economy
- Goes to projects that will make:
- Improvements to highways so they can more efficiently handle and move freight
- Freight rail system improvements
- Enhancements to build up the capacity and efficiency of ports
- Truck corridor improvements, such as dedicated truck facilities or truck toll facilities
- Border access improvements
- Surface transportation, local roads and connector road improvements to help move goods from California's ports
Projects selected include:
- Kern County: $25 million for the Bakersfield Freeway Connector Project, which will improve the transition of freight traffic between State Route 58 and State Route 99, reducing the need to travel on local surface streets.
- Los Angeles County: $128.6 million/span> to improve efficiency, safety, and reliability while reducing truck trips and vehicle emissions through rail improvements at the San Pedro Bay Ports and the elimination of at-grade railroad crossings along the Alameda Corridor-East and the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail corridors.
Funding: Nominations by local agencies and the state.
For more information visit the CTC's Trade Corridor Enhancement Program page.
SOLUTIONS FOR CONGESTED CORRIDORS PROGRAM (SCCP): $250 MILLION ANNUALLY
- To projects from regional agencies and the state that will improve traffic flow and mobility along the state's most congested routes while also seeking to improve air quality and health
- Goals for these projects include:
- Providing more transportation choices for residents, commuters and visitors
- Improve traffic flow while improving air quality and taking on environmental/health challenges
- Caltrans and local or regional partners working together to find wide-reaching solutions
Projects selected include:
- San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties: $233.2 million to build 22 miles of new, managed lanes in San Mateo County and convert approximately nine miles of carpool lanes to express lanes in Santa Clara County. This will reduce congestion, increase reliability, improve safety and air quality, and will allow for faster travel times and more transit options. This project is also receiving $20 million in Local Partnership Competitive funding.
- Sacramento County: $110.3 million to build seven miles of carpool lanes on US 50 from Interstate 5 to just east of Watt Avenue, and expand light rail service from Sunrise Blvd. to Downtown Folsom.
Funding: Nominations by local agencies and the state.
For more information visit the CTC's Solutions for Congested Corridors Program page.
STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (LPP): $200 MILLION ANNUALLY
- Supports the investment that local communities have made in their region through voter-approved transportation tax measures through matching funds.
- Projects will include road maintenance and rehabilitation purposes and other transportation infrastructure improvements.
- Funds are allocated by the CTC with 50% available by formula and 50% available on a competitive basis, to ensure smaller jurisdictions are able to compete.
In January 2018, the CTC approved 57 Local Partnership Program projects including:
I-5 Improvement Project from State Route 73 to Oso Parkway in Orange County: $18.24 million
Extending from the cities of Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, this project adds one general purpose lane in each direction, auxiliary lanes where needed, as well as the reconstruction of interchanges at Avery Parkway. This project will directly enhance mobility and maximize the productivity of the local transportation system.
City of Corona-Temescal Canyon Road Gap Closure in Riverside County: $7.3 million
Project will widen Temescal Canyon Road from two to four lanes including but not limited to curb and gutter and curb ramps in two different segments.
Green Line Extension in Los Angeles County: $19.75 million
Project will continue environmental study and preliminary engineering of a light rail transit line extension from the city of Redondo Beach to the city of Torrance. The project would provide direct connections to regional destinations, improving accessibility to alternate modes of transportation for residents and communities in the South Bay area.
City of Clovis-Willow Avenue Street Improvements Project in Fresno County: $1.04 million for Right of Way and $3.5 million for construction.
This project will entail a large reconstruction of Willow Avenue from Shepherd to Copper Avenues. Work includes constructing additional lanes, median landscape and irrigation, concrete curbs and gutters, sidewalk, traffic signal, striping and signage.
For more information on the program, visit the CTC's Local Partnership Program page.
TRANSIT CAPITAL AND OPERATIONS: MORE THAN $700 MILLION ANNUALLY
SB 1 provides a significant infusion of funding for public transit, including formula-based and competitive funding, such as through the:
STATE RAIL ASSISTANCE (SRA): MORE THAN $45 MILLION ANNUALLY
- New source of funding of more than $45 million annually
- 50% of funding will go to agencies responsible for state-supported intercity rail services; 50% to commuter rail services
- The State Rail Assistance Call for Intercity and Commuter Rail Project Concepts has closed as of 5 p.m. Pacific Time on January 4, 2019. Project awards will be announced on or about February 28, 2019.
Projects selected in 2018 include:
- Funding for Saturday service for the Altamont Corridor Express
- Increased weekday and weekend service for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system
- Vehicle rehabilitation, signal modernization and bike parking improvements for Caltrain
- New Tier IV, clean locomotives that will provide a faster and more reliable trip for passengers on the Coaster corridor in San Diego
For more information, visit the California State Transportation Agency's State Rail Assistance Program page.
TRANSIT AND INTERCITY RAIL CAPITAL PROGRAM (TIRCP): ADDITIONAL $250 MILLION ANNUALLY
- Goal is to modernize transit systems, increase ridership, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve safety
- This is an existing program but it will be able to expand with additional funding of $250 million annually
Projects selected in 2018 include:
- Pivotal Improvements for Southern California Region - Investment is focused on critical projects to prepare Los Angeles and the Southern California region for the 2028 Olympic Games with 6 major LA Metro expansion projects receiving funding including light rail extensions to Torrance and Montclair and additional rapid transit service along congested corridors. Additional funding to go towards improving regional commuter and intercity rail to make Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink services faster and more reliable through major investments including track improvements at Los Angeles Union Station.
- Better Connections for the Bay Area - Projects establish the San Jose Diridon station as a Bay Area Regional hub by completing the funding for BART to San Jose, creation of new Samtrans express bus routes to along the congested US-101 corridor and new rail service to Salinas and Monterey, continued support for Caltrain electrification with funding for additional electric trainsets. TIRCP invests in additional new rail vehicles for BART and SF Muni to improve service and reduce train crowding during peak service, and funding for SMART train extensions to connect with Larkspur ferry service and Windsor. Also provides funding for zero-emission vehicles for SolanoExpress and AC Transit.
- Transforming the Central Valley - Supports the creation of an integrated ACE and San Joaquin rail system increasing service frequency in the Central Valley while providing new service connections to Ceres and Sacramento. Provides funding for zero emission bus purchases for Fresno, light rail service improvements for Sacramento Regional Transit, and establishes a new zero-emission intercity bus service connecting the North State to Sacramento.
For more information, visit Caltrans' Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program page.
STATE TRANSIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (STA): ADDITIONAL $250 MILLION ANNUALLY
- This money will go to help transit agencies fund their capital infrastructure and operational costs
- This money is distributed via current funding formulas based on agency revenue and population
For more information, visit Caltrans' State Transit Assistance Program page.
STATE OF GOOD REPAIR PROGRAM (SGR): $105 MILLION ANNUALLY
- Funding for transit capital projects or services to maintain or repair existing transit fleets and facilities; new vehicles or facilities that improve existing transit services; or transit services that complement local efforts to repair and improve local transportation infrastructure
The approved SGR projects cover projects across the state, which include:
- $87,090 to the County of Tehama for the Walnut Street Rehabilitation and ADA Access project. This project will rehabilitate the Red Bluff Transit Transfer Center to bring the facility to ADA standards. It will upgrade sidewalks and curbing and repair striping in the parking area, as well as other facilities upgrades.
- $815,830 to the City of Los Angeles for the Electrification of 20 bus shuttles. The City of Los Angeles will replace twenty CNG bus shuttles which have reached the end of their useful lives with 20 electric bus shuttles. These SGR funds will be cover the cost difference between the value of a CNG-fueled shuttle and a battery-electric bus shuttle for the CityRide program.
- $67,436 to the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) in San Bernardino County for Bus Stop Upgrades. MBTA will upgrade various bus stops to improve accessibility and safety. The upgraded bus stops will include an ADA accessible ramp, sidewalk, concrete bus shelter pad and a bus shelter.
- $1,256,425 to Metrolink toward the Generation 1 Rail Car Rebuild/Overhaul project. This project will refurbish and upgrade 14 Metrolink Bombardier Gen1 rail cars to improve passenger comfort and safety, reliability and upgrade to current standards.
For more information, visit Caltrans' State of Good Repair Program page.
LOCAL PLANNING GRANTS: $25 MILLION ANNUALLY
- These grants are intended to strengthen the economy, promote equity and protect the environment. Grants encourage local and regional planning agencies to further state goals including the goals and best practices in the Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines
Funding: Competitive Grants
For more information, visit Caltrans' Transportation Planning Grant Program page.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION: $100 MILLION ANNUALLY
- Goes to cities, counties and regional transportation agencies for bike lanes, pedestrian paths, sidewalks, safe routes to schools and other projects that help reduce reliance on cars
- This extra funding represents an 83 percent boost above current funding for the program
Funding: Competitive funds, as under the current Active Transportation Program
For more information, visit the California Transportation Commission's Active Transportation Program page.